Sep 7 2009

Netbook Icon ASUS To Launch Book-Style E-Reader

We recently heard that ASUS is planning on releasing their own e-reader device, which we just found out would have two screens on a hinged spine, unlike previously released devices by Amazon and Sony. This would make the ASUS e-reader look and feel more like an actual book.

Also unlike the Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader, ASUS’ new e-reader would have full color “pages” and touchscreen capabilities, as well as offer online connectivity. It’s also possible that the ASUS e-reader’s second screen could function as a keyboard. A webcam, speakers, and a microphone for Skype may also potentially be part of this package.

Are you currently cringing at the thought of the potential price tag on this super e-reader? If so, don’t. According to an ASUS spokesperson, “Any such product – including an e-reader – has to have the right combination of functionality and price.”

The company is planning on releasing two version of e-readers. The “premium” version would be something similar to what was described above, while the “budget” version (the Eee Reader) would be something more traditional, possibly carrying a price tag of 100 British Pounds (roughly $164).

Via EWeek.

E-reader image via PocketLint.

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