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Old 01-28-2010, 11:00 PM
Hooch Tan
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Default Netbooks and e-Readers are Happy Together

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='' target='_blank'></a><br /><br /></div><p>"The enTourage eDGe&trade; is the world&rsquo;s first dualbook, combining the functions of an e-reader, netbook, notepad, and audio/video recorder and player in one. It&rsquo;s a comprehensive device that lets you read e-books, surf the Internet, take digital notes, send emails and instant messages, watch movies and listen to music anywhere, at any time. This is nothing you've ever seen before!"</p><p><img src="" style="border: 0px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>Mashups are great.&nbsp; Pairing up two things into something new and exciting helps spur development and creativity.&nbsp; However, I am not sure I am sold on the enTourage eDGe.&nbsp; It sounds like a great concept in some ways.&nbsp; If the mood for reading?&nbsp; Just use the e-reader part and get a long battery life.&nbsp; Need to look up a few things about what you have read?&nbsp; Power on the netbook side and check it out.&nbsp; It sounds nice, but something seems lacking.&nbsp; It feels like I am carrying around two devices that would be almost as effective if it was just one device.&nbsp; Why not just make the screen of a slate netbook capable of flipping between e-ink and LCD?&nbsp; Or if you are going to have dual displays, why not make the whole thing under one operating system and interface?&nbsp; It almost seems that it would be just as good to buy an iPad, and a Kindle, and duct tape them together.&nbsp; Please, can someone show me what I am missing here?</p>
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Old 01-29-2010, 02:26 AM
Sven Johannsen
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Originally Posted by Hooch Tan View Post
It almost seems that it would be just as good to buy an iPad, and a Kindle, and duct tape them together. Please, can someone show me what I am missing here?
You are missing that the iPad isn't a netbook without a keyboard. Better duct tape a Sony Reader (more screen less buttons) to an HP Slate (actual OS). Other than that I agree with you.
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