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