First official photos of the Pocket Edge

First official photos of the Pocket Edge e-Reading Hardware The picture is from my most recent visit with Entourage.  And yes, it is the Pocket Edge.

You might recall that I found a video last week. Well, after a lot of begging, pleading, and whining, Entourage let me take some pictures. The cat was out of the bag, after all.

Due to a tight schedule I only had a few minutes with it, though.

I was right. The Pocket Edge does have a 6" Eink screen ( Vizplex, not Pearl) and a 7" LCD (800x480). The touchscreens, speakers, and buttons are all in the same place as on the original Edge.

The 2 major changes to the face of the device is they moved the camera (it's over the Eink screen now), and they replaced the nubbin with an optical mouse (the little black square). The general specs are similar  (CPU, OS, apps), with a couple exceptions. The pocket Edge has a microSDHC card slot and only 1 USB host port. Also, the battery is not removable (as on the original Edge).

There are going to be 2 Pocket Edge models. One only has Wifi, and the other will be tied in to Verizon. They should be available late next month.

I didn't catch the price, but I was told that it weighs around a pound. You know, if they sell this for $300 then it will be a serious competition to the name brand Android tablets coming this fall. Even at $400 it will still cut into the tablet  market.

BTW, I got a couple pictures that show the ports:

First official photos of the Pocket Edge e-Reading Hardware

First official photos of the Pocket Edge e-Reading Hardware

And here's one last photo to show the size difference between the Pocket and original Edge.

First official photos of the Pocket Edge e-Reading Hardware

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

8 Comments

  1. […] unofficial debut, the company has relented on its prolonged silence and spilled the details.  The Digital Reader met up with EnTourage and snapped some hands-on pictures – here you see the mini version […]

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  2. George22 September, 2010

    Good job man! And good thinking from the company to shrink the device. Only thing left now is to sexy it up a little bit as it still looks like Frankestein but…..can’t have it all I guess. I’m still getting this!

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  3. Kurt22 September, 2010

    i want the big one

    here’s hoping for an updated version for christmas

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  4. […] catching the Pocket eDGe dual-display eReader/tablet from enTourage in the hands of the Terminator, The Digital Reader managed to snap a few shots of the device in-person, which they share along with some all-important […]

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  5. […] Image source and most details: The Digital Reader […]

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  6. […] There have been rumors that Entourage has a smaller version of the Edge in the works.  The Digital Reader was able to get a few photos and some details of the new Pocket Edge. […]

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  7. Lawrence Rembert10 November, 2010

    How do I download printer drivers on the Pocket Edge to use the print option?

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    1. Nate the great10 November, 2010

      I’m not sure. This is a question better asked over on the Edge support forums.

      http://www.entourageedge.com/forums/

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