Asus DR-900 now available in France

There's no word on when Asus new 9" ebook reader will be sold in the US, but it's turned up in the stock of a French retailer.

High TechPlanet currently have a limited supply of the DR-900, and their asking price is €299 plus shipping. that converts to roughly $424, which might explain why it's not sold in the US.

Asus are in an experimental mood right now, and the DR-900 is one of the experiments. It's 1 of 3 ereader proposed by Asus (the third hasn't been released yet). The DR-900 is based around a 9" Sipix screen, and it has Wifi, Bluetooth, a microSD card slot, and according to some reports it also has a 3G connection.

Asus' other experiment in ebook readers is the eeeNote EA800, which also never made it to the US.

via Ebouquin

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2 Comments

  1. Sweetpea21 July, 2011

    “€299 plus shipping. that converts to roughly $424, ”

    Doubt that. Consider that there’s probably a VAT in that €299 price. Which should be removed when shipped to the US. If something $299 is (roughly) €299, why would something €299 be (roughly) $424?

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