Looks like ASUS was merely trying to save face when they hinted at CES that they aren't too enthusiastic about eBook readers, as the company just presented two upcoming eBook readers. First up is the ASUS DR-950, an upcoming eBook reader with a large 9" touchscreen display, the e-paper has a 1024 x 768 pixel resolution and supports 16-levels of gray.
The touchscreen DR-950 measures features text-to-speech (based on Svox engine supporting 26 languages), a web browser that works in portrait or landscape modes, a virtual keyboard and handwriting input, a RSS reader, and dictionary (with expandable database) with real-time translation. Spec-wise, the 222 x 161 x 9-mm / 370-gram reader packs WiFi and HSPA (WiMax is optional) data radios, 3.5-mm headphone jack and stereo speakers, with 4GB of internal memory and SD Card expansion. Supported formats include PDF, TXT, Audible, MP3, and unprotected ePub.
More info about a 6" model with a color OLED display will follow in the next news post.