All of a sudden ASUS has 2 e-readers which look like they can pack some serious punches. Starting off with the DR-950, it includes a 9-inch 1024 x 768 pixel touchscreen with 16 levels of gray, text-to-speech in 26 languages, a web browser that can switch between landscape and portrait modes, built-in RSS reader, and an expandable built-in dictionary with real-time translation. The 222 x 161 x 9-mm / 370-gram e-reader also packs in Wi-FI and HSPA (WiMAx is optional), 3.5 mm headphone jack, 4GB of internal memory and SD card expansion. Supported formats include: PDF, TXT, Audible, MP3, and unprotected ePub.
As for the 6-inch OLED DR-570, it has that amazing 122 hours of battery life, Wi-Fi, 0.03 second page turns (making it 23 times faster than the Kindle’s), 124 x 170 x 8.8-mm / 200-g size, 4GB onboard storage with SDHC card expansion, 512MB of SDRAM, and 1,530mAh battery. Text-to-speech and built-in web browser, RSS reader, support for ePub, PDF, txt, MP3, MP4, and AVI content formats, audio/video/Flash player, as well as a possibility for online video streaming from Amazon. As for the 6-inch screen, there is some doubt that it could actually be a smaller 5.7 inches, but that’s not confirmed yet.
Not too shabby ASUS, not too shabby. Now, where’s the content partners for these things?