Entourage has finally launched the Pocket Edge a little over a month after the device was first sighted at a products display event at Mirasol, which should put to rest any doubt that anyone might be having if the Pocket Edge was meant for a commercial release or it was just a prototype device. However what’s surprising it the choice of launch event as Entourage has selected Home Shopping Network to bring forth the device though the good thing is we now have at least the surest signs of the availability of the Pocket Edge.
Coming to the device itself, the Pocket Edge is a scaled down version of the Entourage Edge though it retains the same form factor as its sibling. So there is still the twin screen form with a 6-inch Wacom Penabled E ink panel on the left and a 7-inch color resistive touchscreen display on the right that are hinged at the edges. However, apart from a reduction in screen size that has also led to the device becoming all the more lighter (now weighing 1.35 pound), nothing much has been changed. Which means there is still the resistive touchscreen running an older version of Android, version 1.6 to be specific as well as Embedded Linux. However, an optical touchpad now has been included on the right in place of the trackball.
The spec story of the Pocket Edge includes 3 GB of internal storage, one USB port, microSD card slot, and 2 MP camera that is capable of video recording. The Pocket Edge connects to the Internet via Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g while the 3G version is still in rumor stages.
The Pocket Edge also comes pre-loaded with quite a few essential apps such as a web browser, music player, calculator, calendar, contacts, dictionary, email, notepad, You Tube, a reader app along with a few more. There is also an audio recorder included which should makes things easy for students, the Pocket Edge’s intended clientele as this would enable to them to record college lectures if they so wish.
The Pocket Edge also allows for video and photo editing as well as PDF converting. Plus there is also a surprise package: a complimentary one year subscription to the Wired Magazine.
The Pocket Edge is currently available at the Home Shopping Network in attractive shades of red and black for $399.