Entourage discontinuing the Pocket Edge e-reader

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Entourage Canada has let us know today that they will be discontinuing manufacturing and distribution worldwide of the Entourage Pocket Edge e-reader.

The Entourage Pocket Edge was the smaller brother to the original Entourage Edge e-reader. It is a small dual book device with one screen featuring a 6 inch touch screen e-ink and a 7 inch full color resistive touch screen Android device. It bridged the gap between an e-reader and an Android Tablet and was able to load quite a number of apps.

Some of the drawbacks for the Pocket Edge included lackluster application and development support, with very few applications available in the custom Android Marketplace Entourage setup. The huge drawback is despite promises it still runs a heavily outdated version of Google Android 1.6. This antiquated OS does not allow Flash or any other modern features people would expect in an expensive device.

Lately the Edge has been selling for as little as $150.00 recently on Woot.com and the company themselves are heavily discounting the price. Its a shame that they never supported the device more or gave more firmware updates to bring the device up to modern day specs that resinate with the customer base.

We do know they are working on another device and rumor has it that it is a Slate PC. Normally when devices are billed as “Slate” it means it will be running a Windows based operating system.  Entourage never confirmed the new device they are working on but did say a new device is in the works and it is a “Slate.”

So there you have it folks, the Entourage Pocket Edge is soon to be discontinued and they have a new device in the works.

Michael Kozlowski (5220 Posts)

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  • EE User

    Hi, Michael? What is exactly “Entourage Canada” you mention? Entourage does not report having a branch office in Canada. Could you elaborate more on the source? Thank you on behalf of Entourage users…

  • edgeuser

    Truth is the bigger eDGe is the one and only ebook reader which allows you to take notes on every pdf and epub with no troubles at all. It’s a wonderful machine for academics and teachers, but it’s out of reach for the average joe. Happy humancentiPad you guys 😉

  • EE User

    Yes, I agree. If the big EE is discontinued as well, I see no other device which can fulfill its many, excellent services and possibilities. It would be a real pity to terminate a device which is unique and really good… I hope they will continue with the concept and improve it, instead of going back to a single display gadget.

  • edgeuser

    Thumb up! It’d be wonderful to know that all my libraries would be readable on a next eDGe. It allows you to work on texts like no others. Course it would need some improvements but there’s nothing like it.

  • http://goodereader.com/blog/ Good E-Reader

    Hey, I was referring to Entourage Canadian Distribution arm.

  • http://www.POTUSworld.com Dennis Moore

     How sad. The enTourage eDGe (both versions) had such potential…just not enough focused and relentless support, or broader marketing.

  • Thopper1985

     This stinks, I just bought one on woot, and I love it.  I feel that I was lied to, and cheated.  Did I just waste my money?

  • Anonymous

    Don’t worry people another dual book is coming but not from Edge it’s called NEC Communicator LT-W two 7 inch screens one e reader one LCD  runs on android weighs 1.17lbs and supports stylus input as well.and it’s from Japan. Maybe coming here.

  • http://goodereader.com/blog/ Good E-Reader

    You mean this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4A4H13ekCg the NEC Cloud Communicator we filmed and reviewed in Vegas at CES?