ASUS showed a DR-900 eReader with a 9-inch screen plus 3G and WiFi connectivity at CeBit 2010.
The slimline e-reader is about the thickness of a pencil and claims a battery life of about 20 books on a single charge.
It is expected to use a SiPix touchscreen and has 4GB of storage.
SiPix screens are notable because, like E Ink screens, they claim a crisp image with low power consumption—the ASUS DR-900 can handle 10,000 page turns on a single charge. SiPix permits some color areas on the screen and does not require a glass display.
No word yet on shipping and pricing for the Asus DR-900. Other large screen eReaders carry prices starting at $489. The Amazon Kindle DX with a 9.7-inch sells for $489 ($399 used on Amazon) and the upcoming Plastic Logic with a 10.7-inch screen will start at $649. Slightly smaller screened eReaders include the Sony Daily Edition at 7-inches for $399, the Barnes & Noble Nook with a 6-inch screen plus 3.5-inch LCD at $259 and an iRex 8.1-inch eReader at $399.
Source: ASUS and ZDNet