I am a big fan of convergence, within reason. I don’t care fro say a camera on my iPod; I don’t see much use for that personally. I would like to see a usable converged device for surfing the net and reading eBooks though. I want it with a larger screen than something like the Kindle though. A company called Entourage Systems has unveiled a new gadget that has my geek lust quite stoked called the enTourage eDGe.
The cool device is a 10.1-inch screen device with touch interface that allows you to surf the web, watch movies, listen to music, and read eBooks. Users can also use a Bluetooth keyboard for faster typing. The other side of the machine is a 9.7-inch e-Ink display with a resolution of 1200 x 825 with 16 shades of gray for reading eBooks and other supported documents. The overall dimensions of the system are 8.25″ x 10.75″ and is 1″ thick when closed.
The device has 4GB of internal memory with 3GB available to the user. The e-paper side is Wacom Penabled and the device runs Android as the OS. Connectivity options include 802.11b/g and 3G when fitted with an optional EVDA or HSPA modem. The device is set for availability in February 2010 for $490.