Asus launches worlds first 9-inch touch-screen e-book reader-ASUS Eee Reader DR900

Asus Eee Reader DR900 is the world’s first 9-inch e-Book reader that morphs paper like display quality with interactive touch-screen technology, to provide exceptional ease of use for a dedicated e-reader device. At a comfortable 9-inch in size, yet, with a razor-thin, sub-single centimetre deep design, the DR900 is a highly portable travel companion that will neatly slip into many handbags, backpacks and briefcases. Less than 10mm thick and weighing just 440g, the Eee Reader is a highly portable travelling companion that can be taken on any journey, whether it’s the daily commute or a long-haul flight. Its 2GB of internal storage (expandable via SD Card) can store up to 5,000 ebooks and the two-week battery life is long enough to read 20 novels back-to-back between recharges.
The Asus Eee Reader DR900’s capacitive touch-screen provides a directly interactive and very intuitive method of use; anyone, young or old can pick it up and start easily using this pad. As an enabling device, it offers clear advantages over other e-readers, such as a sketch book/notepad, easy text highlighting, handwriting recognition and annotation and full virtual keyboard functions.

Asus Eee Reader DR900’s anti-reflective Electro Phoretic Display (EPD) technology provides a natural reading experience that mimics ink on paper. Unlike a conventional flat panel display technology, which uses a harsh backlight to illuminate its pixels, EPD reflects light like ordinary paper making it far more comfortable to read from for long periods. Eee Reader ekes out a phenomenal battery life of up to two weeks!
With its large 1024×768 resolution display there’s ample reading room for Eee Reader’s popular portable document formats, including PDF, TXT, ePub, HTML, and FB2. It can also read ZIP and CBZ compressed files; popular images formats including JPEG, GIF, PNG and BMP for pictures, comics and manga, and it can even plays MP3s via the built-in stereo speakers or the 3.5mm headphone jack. With a 3G network option and standard, integrated 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, it’s easy to get data on the go too.