ASUS shows off DR-570 eReader with 6-inch OLED color screen

Posted on Monday, January 18 2010 @ 16:16 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
ASUS revealed the DR-570, an upcoming eBook reader that features a 6" color OLED display. The display can play back Flash video and while it may not be as comfortable for reading books than e-paper, it does promise a battery life of up to 122 hours.
Not all the ereader action was at CES. Asus, the Taiwanese manufacturer that pioneered the netbook concept, has given InGear exclusive details of its DR-570 reader, to be released by the end of the year. Asus says it has developed a 6in, high-brightness, OLED colour screen that should run for a whopping 122 hours on one battery charge — and that’s not just when displaying text but under real-world conditions, such as running Flash video over its built-in wi-fi or 3G. If that claim stands up, it would make this game-changing device nearly as energy-efficient as today’s monochrome readers.
Source: Times Online.

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