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The ASUS DR-900 9.7" e-paper e-reader finally shipping in the UK

ASUS announced the DR-900 back in January 2010, and it's finally shipping now in the UK for £279.99 ($450). The DR-900 is a 9" e-reader with a touch Sipix (AUO) display. It has 4GB of internal memory (and an SD card slot) and supports Wi-Fi and 3G (and optionally WiMax, too). The DR-900 got a web-browser, a virtual keyboard and it supports handwriting input. Formats include PDF, TXT, MP3 and ePub.

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ASUS DR-900 hands on video

The ASUS DR-900 was first seen in January 2010, and today we found a hands-on video (in Spanish):

The DR-900 has a 9" touch Sipix e-paper display, 4GB of internal memory (and an SD card slot) and supports Wi-Fi and 3G (and optionally WiMax, too). The DR-900 is said to start shipping in Q1 2011 for around $420.

The ASUS DR-900 will be released in Taiwan on November 29th for $390

There are reports that ASUS"s DR-900 e-reader will be released on November 29th in Taiwan for around NT$12,000 ($390).. The DR-900 is a 9" e-reader with a touch Sipix (AUO) display. It's got a web-browser (that also works in landscape mode), handwriting input, Wi-Fi and 3G, an optional WiMax module, 4GB of internal memory and an SD card slot. It supports PDF, TXT, MP3 and ePub.

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Pixelar announces two new e-readers with AUO-Sipix touch displays

UK's Pixelar announced two upcoming e-readers, both with Sipix (AUO) made touch e-paper displays - the MReader 9" and the MReader 6". Both has only USB connectivity, and support ePub, Mobi, PDF and other formats. They also supports MP3. Both readers has 2GB of internal memory with expansion via SD (in the 9" model) or microSD (in the 6" model) cards.

MReader new 9-inch modelMReader new 9-inch model

Both readers should ship soon in the UK. The MReader 9" will cost £269 (you can pre-order it here). The MReader 6" will cost £219 (and here's the pre-order link).

Bookeen's Cybook Orizon will be available mid-October, for 229 euro

Bookeen's Cybook Orizon is finally getting a release date - in mid October, for €229.99  ($300), in Europe. The reader has a 6" (800x600) multi-touch SiPix e-paper display, Wi-Fi, 1GB of internal memory and a micro-SD slot.
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Winstron to produce a 6" SiPix e-reader for a Hong Kong publisher

Digitimes reports that Wistron will manufacture a 6" SiPix e-reader for a Hong Kong publisher, for the Chinese market. The e-reader will be launched in June 2010. The e-reader will run on the Android OS, and will cost 3000 yuan (about $440).

Hands on with the ASUS DR-900

Engadget managed to get a nice hands on with the upcoming ASUS DR-900. They say it's rather light, the Sipix display looks crisp, it seems to be as slow as an E Ink, but the touch experience was not so great.


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