ASUS DR-900 9-inch ereader priced & dated

Chris Davies - Oct 22, 2010, 2:27 am CDT
ASUS DR-900 9-inch ereader priced & dated

ASUS’ DR-900 ereader has finally been priced, though so far only for the Taiwan market.  The 9-inch device – which has both WiFi and 3G connectivity – will apparently launch on November 29 with a roughly NT$12,000 tag ($390); it’s unclear if that will include bundled data, as on the Kindle

That makes the DR-900 significantly more expensive than a regular 6-inch ereader, but roughly in line with Amazon’s Kindle DX with its bigger, 9.7-inch display.  Unlike with the DX, however, ASUS has used a SiPix e-paper display rather than one from E Ink, which is apparently cheaper to buy.  It runs at 1024 x 768 resolution and the DR-900 supports PDF, ePub and HTML files.  Still no word on a US or European release.

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