First Photos of Upcoming Asus eReader Hit the Web

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Just one more thing before the week’s out, and sorry we didn’t have this up earlier. The first photos of the upcoming Asus DR-950 E-Ink eReader have hit the Web. The reader was apparently photographed in Asus’s London office doing things like, well, being used as an eReader. There are a few more pictures beyond the shot above available at Engadget, which has this to say about the device:

Sure, we’d love to be hanging out with this device in person, but we suppose this is second best. ASUS UK has some shots of the upcoming DR-950 e-reader, sporting 9-inches of grayscale SiPix e-paper. It admittedly looks pretty great under these idealized lighting conditions, and the homescreen interface looks simple and oh-so-touchable. Hopefully we get to put the device through its text-to-speech, 3G and ePub paces soon enough.

Asus has at least a shot at getting some notice in what’s quickly become an overcrowded market, because the brand is well known for having started the netbook craze. We’ll see.