Jan 182010

ASUS was quiet at CES and now announcing that they are coming out with two e-readers a 6 inch (DR-570) 9 inch (DR-950).  Both will be coming out later in the year with the DR-950 coming out sooner.


DR-570 features:

  • 6-inch color touch screen
  • WiFi or  3G connectivity
  • 122 hours battery life on a charge
  • 0.03 second page turns (23 times faster than the Amazon Kindle)
  • text-to-speech (Svox engine supporting 26 languages)
  • supports ePub, PDF, txt, MP3, MP4, and AVI content formats
  • audio/video/Flash player
  • potentially online video streaming support via Amazon video on demand, 3D gaming and navigation

DR-950 featues:

  • 9 inch color touch screen (rumored to use the SiPix color e-paper technology)
  • 1,024 x 768 pixel resolution pushing 16-levels of gray
  • text-to-screen (Svox engine supporting 26 languages)
  • web browser (landscape or portrait modes)
  • virtual keyboard
  • accepts handwriting input
  • supported formats include PDF, TXT, Audible, MP3, and unprotected ePub

Will ASUS be the first to provide a 6-inch color touch screen e-reader?  Let us see which vendor will make their new year’s resolution promise on color.

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  One Response to “ASUS E-Readers With Color”

  1. ASUS is coming alive in ereaders market now. They already triggered their Color OLED screen e book reader. And coming is the touch screen e-book reader. 2010 seems to be the year for e-book readers.

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