In the CeBit convention in Hanover, Germany, ASUS officially showed its DR-900 e-reader. It sure is more than just an e-book reader; it allows you to go online, get news and stay updated.
Measuring 222X161X9mm, the DR-900 has a 9 inch touch-screen with E-ink display. The screen looks more like the page of a book and less like a computer screen. This super slim device, no thicker than a pencil has minimal buttons on its sides, making operations easier. Truly portable, it can travel with you anywhere. It has Wi-Fi connectivity with 3G option.
Its battery life is rated to last 10,000 pages on a single charge. That should allow you to cruise through 20 novels of 400+ pages each. Built-in storage capacity is 2GB to 4GB and an SD Card slot gives you room for more.
The DR-900 supports a variety of formats like PDF, TXT, HTML, ePUB, JPEG, GIF to name a few. You can listen to music with the MP3 support and there is a headphone jack in case you switch from text to speech.
As of now, no specifications have been given about its price and when it will be shipped to the US. However, we can always expect it to be competitively priced for it to survive in the market which has the likes of the Apple iPad. We sure are waiting.
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