The Inspiron Duo ships with a Blio powered reading app

I'm working my way through installing reading apps on my Duo and I discovered that Dell's strange little netbook convertible shipped with a reading app. It's called Bookstage, and it's powered by Blio.

This isn't much of a news item, but I haven't seen it mentioned on other blogs. Engadget didn't talk about it in their review and they're usually rather thorough. In fact, the only reference I found was from MobileRead where a new Duo owner wanted to know what the app did.

Edit: I've found the press release from back in January. I was at CES at the time, which is why i missed it. That's why everyone else missed it too.

I'm going to hold my opinion for a later post. But I would like to hear what you think of it. How well will it work on other Win7 tablets, do you think? better or worse than the default Blio?

You can get it here.


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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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