Dual displays News

Entourage closes down their online store, stops making devices

Entourage closed down their online store, and stops selling their e-reader device (the eDGe and the Pocket eDGe). Users have to download their content until May 27th before it is deleted.

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The company is still operative, and apparently working towards a slate device.

B&N settles their dispute with Spring Design in a license deal

Back in November 2009 Spring Design sued Barnes & Noble over the Nook design, which is indeed very similar to the Alex e-reader. Now we hear that the dispute was settled - and Spring Design granted a "non-exclusive, paid-up royalty free license for the entire portfolio of Spring Design patents and patent applications." to Barnes & Noble.

Spring Designs Alex photo

We don't know the financial terms of this deal, but that's one bit of good news hopefully for Spring Design who just a few days ago announced it will stop selling the Alex.

Spring Design to stop selling the Alex e-reader

Spring Design will stop offering the Alex e-reader. The Alex was very similar to B&N's Nook with two displays (6" E Ink and a 3.5" touch LCD), Google's Android OS and Wi-Fi/3G wireless.

Spring Designs Alex photo

It's not clear yet whether the company (Spring Design) will shut down or whether they have any plans for a new e-reader.

enTourage's eDGe is finally shipping for $508

The enTourage eDGE has been announced months ago, but it's now shipping - and you can buy it from Amazon for $508. The eDGe has two displays: a 9.7 touch E Ink (1200x825) and a 10.1" 1024x600 touch LCD. It runs Google Android OS.

enTourage eDGe photo

Buy it now for $508.

E-reader-for-students developer Kno raised $46 million

Kno has announced a $46 million financing round. Kno is working on student e-readers, which use two large side-by-side touch displays. The reader will be available "by late fall", and it'll cost less than $1,000.

via PaidContent.org

Kakai working on a dual-screen e-reader for the educational market?

Engadget reports that Kakai is a "secret" startup that's working on a linux-based dual-screen e-reader for the educational market. We don't know anything beside that, but they got $10 million in funding and almost 50 employees.

The Spring Design Alex is now shipping

Spring Design has announced that the Alex e-reader is now shipping for $399. The Alex has two displays (a 6" E Ink and a 3.5" touch LCD), it runs on the Android OS and has Wi-Fi or 3G.

Spring Designs Alex photo

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