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Is the $490 price-tag of the enTourage eDGe electronic book reader holding you back from ordering? Maybe a bit of free, useful software will lessen the budgetary pain. enTourage today announced that the eDGe will ship with integrated Documents To Go from DataViz, which saves you up to $30 from adding yourself later. With the included Android software, eDGe owners can view, create and edit Microsoft (s msft) Word, Excel and PowerPoint files, as well as view Adobe (s adbe) PDF documents.
If you’re not familiar with the eDGe, you might be wondering just how an e-book reader can handle document input. The eDGe is unique with its dual-display — one is a traditional eInk touchscreen for reading books while the other is a standard LCD running the Google Android mobile operating system. As I read it, the Documents To Go functionality would only appear on the LCD, not the eInk screen. The dual-functionality is clever, but at nearly three pounds in weight might not satisfy the portability needs of some.