Asus DR-570 eReader isn’t dual-screened, but is in color and coming by the end of this year

The Asus DR750 -- the first OLED eReader

One of the primary disappointments of CES was the lack of news regarding Asus’ two tablet products — the Eee Pad and Eee Reader. We did find out that both were present at this year’s show, but there was an unimagined lack of information surrounding both. Maybe that was because Asus was focusing more on something new.

According to the Technology section of the Times Online, the Asus DR570 eReader is Asus’ new foray into the eBook reader market. The DR570 features a 6-inch OLED screen that can run for a whopping 122 hours according to Asus representatives. It has built-in WiFi and 3G and is capable of running flash videos as well. It’s also the first time a manufacturer has brought in OLED screen technology — which has no shadow effect and who’s pixels are self-illuminating instead of requiring a backlit display to see — into the developing eReader market.

With all the new methods of color screens being made specifically made for eReader displays it will be interesting to see where the normally high-priced OLED fits in. Since it’s being made by Asus, it’s possible to believe the price could be downright reasonable.

Update: Asus released more specs on the DR-570 (source: Electric Pig). It has 4GB of internal storage, SDHC slot expansion, 512MB of RAM, a 1,530mAh battery, a 5.7-inch screen with 1024×768 resolution and a screen refresh time of 0.03 (23 times faster than the Kindle) seconds. It measures 4.88 x 6.69 x 0.35 inches and weighs 7 ounces.

Source: Times Online via Mobileread

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4 Responses to “Asus DR-570 eReader isn’t dual-screened, but is in color and coming by the end of this year”

  1. Exciting news and maybe the time for eReaders now has come for magazines and not only books and daily news.

  2. Nice work. Would love to know pricing and availability… & OS. Seems we’re coming out of the B/W Kindle limitations into what most people want. Amazon, Apple’s iTunes, has their catalog of books to float the device. Asus will need more than just a few mag. & newspaper offerings.

  3. The DR 570 looks very good. When it is coming out?

  4. i hope it’s 3g is free like amazon though, i wont be able to afford paying for internet on it like how the i pad work