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In pictures: Android and an ebook in a laptop

Just so we're clear - we want one of these please, Santa
Just so we're clear - we want one of these please, Santa
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ARM was demonstrating some of the tech goodies it's enabled recently, and one of the stars was the dual-screened Entourage Edge device.

Packing Android on one side and an ebook reader on the other, this is a laptop-style device designed to make paper textbooks a thing of the past.

Entourage edge

You can look books or web pages or applications up on the Android screen, and with the touch of a button port that over the ebook reader to check it out without draining the battery.

Entourage edge

Entourage edge

The Android section holds a wealth of ebooks, a shopping portal to buy more, and all the applications you're used to from the Android Market.

Entourage edge

Entourage edge

The ebook side allows you to make annotations on the text using the bundled stylus, and export it to a PDF when you're finished.

Entourage edge

There's an SD card slot for adding in your own content, and a SIM card slot so you don't always need to be near a Wi-Fi hotspot to get your latest reading fix.

Entourage edge

Entourage edge

Although Entourage won't be releasing this Edge device directly (as it's an ODM) it seems like it will be coming to market in Q2, which makes a nice change when we're looking at this kind of tech.

Entourage edge

No word on whether this will be coming to the UK as yet, but we hope it does - we might even go back to university just to show it off to all our... well, we wouldn't have any friends, but we could sit at the front and be smug.

Gareth Beavis
Gareth Beavis


Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.