ASUS have spilled the beans on an upcoming ebook reader, and rather than the typical E Ink panel we’re so used to seeing, the ASUS DR-570 ereader will actually use a 6-inch high-brightness OLED panel. Right now all we have is a small image – we’re guessing it’s a render – together with some basic specifications, but even from that scant information things are looking promising.
According to ASUS, the DR-570 will have both WiFi and 3G, as well as being capable of showing Flash video. It’ll also have a battery good for up to 122 hours on a single charge, and that’s under real-world conditions with wireless turned on and videos being played, rather than solely monochrome text.
Plenty to get excited about, then, when you consider the number of content providers talking about digital magazines with multi-modal media made up of text, color images and video. ASUS apparently reckon they’ll have the DR-570 on the market by the end of the year, no word on pricing as yet.