We're being told that Verizon has a pair of devices that it's identifying as "e-readers" on the roadmap for September of this year, but what's really
interesting is that they're called "Entourage." It's possible there's no association to the company of the same name
, but we're kind of thinking that the carrier has hooked up with the makers of the oddball Edge
for these devices -- especially since we know they both share an affinity for Android. We don't know the specifics of the units other than the fact that they'll be 7- and 10-inch tablets -- presumably sans the Edge's crazy dual-display design, though we can't say for sure. Verizon has yet to play the e-reader game the same way Sprint and AT&T have with the Kindle
-- and of course, we've no doubt they'd love a viable iPad
competitor. Who's buying?
*Verizon has acquired AOL, Engadget's parent company. However, Engadget maintains full editorial control, and Verizon will have to pry it from our cold, dead hands.