Asus has announced a 9" and two 5.7" devices. The 9" will be the first to ship in March or April 2011.
This product may have shipped to Russia and some countries in Europe in small quantities. SiPix, the screen vendor, went out of business and the assets were purchased by E Ink in late 2012. This unit is still on the web site but no longer in active production.
Asus has equipped the e-book reader with text-to-speech functionality - there's a 3.5mm headphone socket on board too - web browser, handwriting recognition, dictionary and either 3.5G or 802.11g connectivity.
- Operating System: Linux
- Processor: Samsung S3C2416 (400 MHz)
- Display: 9" diagonal SiPix® Electro-Phoretic Display
- Pixel Resolution: 1024 x 768, 16 grayscale, 142ppi
- Touch Screen: Capacitive
- Network: WLAN 802.11b/g Wi-Fi
- Wireless Data Network: 3G Optional
- Storage: 2 GB (internal)
- Expansion: Micro SD card for SDHC
- Audio 3.5mm stereo audio jack
- Built-in stereo speakers
- Input / Output: Micro USB connector Port x1 (USB 2.0)
- Micro SD card slot x1
- 3.5mm Earphone Jack x1
- Battery life: Read on a single charge for up to 4 days with wireless on, 2 weeks with wireless off
- Charge time: Fully charges in approximately 4 hours via the included power adapter. Also supports charging from your computer via the included USB 2.0 cable
- Dimensions: 222 x 161 x 9.7 mm (8.7" x 6.4" x .35")
- Weight: 440grams without built-in 3G 473grams with built-in 3G
- Power adapter
- USB 2.0 cable
- book cover
- Supported Formats: PDF, TXT, ePUB, HTML, FB2, ZIP/CBZ (JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP), MP3
- retail: £250
- Dictionary support - translation dictionaries.
- TTS - 23 languages
- Web Browser
- RSS reader ?