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

About Nate Hoffelder (10074 Articles)
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."

4 Comments on First official photos of the Pocket Edge

  1. 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!

  2. i want the big one

    here’s hoping for an updated version for christmas

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

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