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eDGe E-book Gains Integrated Document Editing, Creation

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.

3 Responses to “eDGe E-book Gains Integrated Document Editing, Creation”

  1. id like to see a review on the Que proreader – tested on office functionality. editing office docs (doc, pdf, ppt, excel) seems a prerequisite if the ereader is ever going to make it within office walls? print your doc to the reader in stead of the printer, make notes and push back to the pc to email or even do this from the reader itself. Wifi transfer or cable should do the trick, and 3g and blue tooth-BB connectivity when outside the office. and a diary in which you can scribble which syncs with outlook

    all this for a decent price tag..?

  2. OK, now they have my attention. I really don’t need the e ink screen since I have a kindle, but the ablitity to manipulate Office documents is functionality I want in an ereader. The Que is spot on what I need, but just I can’t swing the price.

    Now I’m just gonna what to see what happens at the …