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.
Sweetpea July 21, 2011 um 3:33 am
"€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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