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Pocketbook ereader range & Android tablet revealed; mirasol model in development?

Pocketbook ereader range & Android tablet revealed; mirasol model in development?

News on ereader manufacture Pocketbook's plans for IFA 2010 ahead of the show, with four new ereaders and a tablet all emerging from the company's press division.  The Pocketbook Pro 602, Pro 603, Pro 902 and Pro 903 each have WiFi and Bluetooth, with the 60x models using a 6-inch E Ink display and the 90x models getting the 9.7-inch version.  The Pocketbook IQ, meanwhile, is an Android 2.0 tablet.  However, according to The Digital Reader's sources, Pocketbook are one of Qualcomm's initial mirasol clients, and are working on a new device using the color e-paper display.

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Wacom DTU-2231 and DTU-1631 interactive pen displays now available

Wacom DTU-2231 and DTU-1631 interactive pen displays now available

Back in February Wacom first announced its new DTU-2231 and DTU-1631 interactive pen displays. The company pegged the launch date as this spring at the time and we heard nothing else about the displays until now.

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Turn your Wacom tablet into a Cintiq clone with new kit and some elbow grease

Turn your Wacom tablet into a Cintiq clone with new kit and some elbow grease

If you are the artsy type that uses a Wacom tablet to draw on your computer, you may have lusted after one of the sweet Cintiq displays that let you draw right on the screen rather than use a tablet. You may have been bummed at the price of the Cintiq screens too at well over $1000.

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Wacom Cintiq 21UX: $2k of 21-inch super-sensitive graphics tablet

Wacom Cintiq 21UX: $2k of 21-inch super-sensitive graphics tablet

Wacom have announced their latest Cintiq combination LCD display and graphics tablet, and it's a monster.  The Wacom Cintiq 21UX has a full 21.3-inch 1600 x 1200 4:3 LCD display and an active digitizer that recognizes 2048 levels of pressure.  They've also thrown plenty of hardware controls at the tablet; the Cintiq 21UX has eight programmable shortcut buttons on either side of the display, together with a touch-strip on either side of the rear bezel.

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Wacom adds new DTU-2231 and DTU-1631 interactive pen displays to line

Wacom adds new DTU-2231 and DTU-1631 interactive pen displays to line

Wacom has a huge variety of products for consumers, design pros, and specialty industries. Most consumers probably know Wacom most for their consumer oriented graphics tablets like the Intuos4 that debuted earlier this month. Wacom has announced two new additions to its pen display line for specialty industries today.

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iRex DR800SG hits Best Buy online

iRex DR800SG hits Best Buy online

Chalk this up under "about time"; iRex have been in touch to tell us that their DR800SG ebook reader is now up for sale at Best Buy.  $399.99 gets you an 8.1-inch 768 x 1024 e-paper display, 3G connectivity and a Wacom active digitizer for note-taking.

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Wacom Intuos4 Wireless Bluetooth graphics tablet debuts

Wacom Intuos4 Wireless Bluetooth graphics tablet debuts

Wacom have quietly outed a new active graphics tablet, the Bluetooth-enabled Wacom Intuos4 Wireless.  The new model has an 8 x 5 inch active area, slotting in just underneath the regular, wired Intuos4 Medium announced last March, and hooks up to a PC or Mac via Bluetooth; battery life is up to 18 hours (though not of continuous use) and it recharges via USB (and can be used in tethered mode).

Video overview after the cut

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BeBook Neo ereader: WiFi and Wacom touchscreen

BeBook Neo ereader: WiFi and Wacom touchscreen

It's obviously the day for wireless ebook readers, with BeBook announcing that they're taking preorders for their new BeBook Neo ereader.  Packing a 6-inch E Ink panel with a Wacom touchscreen, the Neo may not have integrated 3G like some rivals we've seen, but it does get WiFi for accessing a range of third-party ebook stores.

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Astri MID mini dual-display Android ebook reader [Video]

Astri MID mini dual-display Android ebook reader [Video]

The Entourage eDGe dual-display clamshell netbook is great, if you don't mind toting a rucksack all the time, but what if you'd prefer something a little more pocket-friendly?  Tucked away at CES 2010 was Astri's E Ink ereader, an Android-based mini-me version of the eDGe with a 5-inch Wacom touchscreen epaper panel on the left and a 4.8-inch WVGA LCD touchscreen on the right.

Video demo after the cut

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Axiotron Modbooks get cheaper

Axiotron Modbooks get cheaper

Axiotron's Modbook has long been the only semi-official way to get an Apple tablet, with the company taking a pre-unibody MacBook and swiftly twisting it into a Wacom-enabled touchscreen slate.  While we loved our review unit, we weren't too keen on the high price; happily OWC - one of Axiotron's official distribution and conversion agents - have announced a slash of both new and conversion pricing.

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Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch reviewed: decent entry-level tablet

Wacom may have only made their new Bamboo tablet range official yesterday, but eagle-eyed early adopters have been picking them up in stores for over a week now.  BestTabletReview have been putting the Bamboo Pen & Touch Fun – which has both an active digitizer stylus for precise control and artwork, and a multitouch layer for recognizing finger-touch and gestures – through its paces, compared to Wacom’s well-considered Graphite tablet.

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Wacom Bamboo tablets get official: multitouch and pen input

Wacom Bamboo tablets get official: multitouch and pen input

Wacom have finally got around to officially announcing [pdf link] their Bamboo Touch multitouch tablet, a week after at least one person was able to pick one up from their local Best Buy.  The Wacom Bamboo Touch is one of the company's second generation of the Bamboo line, which also includes the Bamboo Pen & Touch, which responds both to a pen stylus (for accuracy) as well as fingers.  The tablet automatically switches between the two modes, depending on whether the user has touched the surface with their finger or if the stylus nib is near.

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