ASUS has announced a 9-inch touch-screen ebook reader called the Eee Reader DR900. With a 9-inch screen that offers 2.25 times the reading area compared to 6-inch ebook readers, this sleek device has 2GB of internal storage in the 10mm thick device. ASUS says that you can store up to 5,000 ebooks and the two-week battery life is long enough to read 20 novels back-to-back between recharges.
ASUS Eee Reader DR900 Product Highlights:
- 9-inch SiPix electrophoretic display reflects light like paper to mimic a printed page, giving a more natural and more comfortable reading experience than backlit LCD displays.
- Capacitive touch-screen with a virtual keyboard can be used to annotate reading material, make handwritten notes and even draw sketches.
- Buy ebooks no matter where you are, thanks to the WebKit-based browser and built-in Wi-Fi, plus optional 3G.
- Read non-stop for up to four days on battery power with Wi-Fi enabled, and up to two weeks with Wi-Fi disabled.
- High-quality text-to-speech supports for 23 languages, giving instant conversion of ebooks into audio books.
- No thicker than a pencil (221 x 191 x 9.7mm) and weighs just 440g (Wi-Fi model).