Laptop Magazine has taken the Edge for a spin in one of their typically thorough reviews. They think that the product is innovative, but find that it straddles the divide between ereader and mobile internet device, making it not the best one for either. They also feel that it needs a round of updates to the software.
This dual-book is not the best tool for robust productivity, and it’s overkill for consumers mainly interested in surfing the Web, or simply reading eBooks. Still, at $499 the Edge is less expensive than the business-centric Plastic Logic Que, which starts at $649. And it’s only $10 more than the 9.7-inch Kindle DX. Entourage’s device may be bulkier than both, but it also has more features and flexibility. We like the Edge overall, but it may be best to hold off until the initial spate of updates are complete and the app store is ready.
I had a demo of the Edge at TOC and I think that the reviewer misses the point of the device. My own thoughts will follow shortly.