The QUE proReader from Plastic Logic has a torrid past. With so many missed delivery dates and delays under their belt, we're not sure if anyone even has them in mind anymore. Today, Plastic Logic came back into the lime light for a minute, but not to talk any kind of good news, unfortunately. What's the deal now? Well, apparently they're pushing back the launch of the QUE proReader again. And, if you've got a pre-order, well. You probably don't anymore.
"We've been working hard to bring the world's first product based on plastic electronics technology to market -- and have decided that delaying the device a bit longer will result in a better product for you. With that in mind, we need to let you know that since your unit will not ship on June 24 as planned, our automated ordering system has automatically cancelled your order.
We do hope, however, that you will stay on our list of customers interested in knowing about our progress and details of our upcoming product shipment. If you'd like to remain on our list, please click here.
We continue to be excited about the potential that our thin, light and shatter-proof ProReader will offer to business users everywhere, and hope we can count you among the first to experience this groundbreaking device."
That's the official statement sent to some (un)lucky folks who pre-ordered the QUE. The device is definitely being delayed again, and to make it worse, Plastic Logic have begun to cancel pre-orders. What they are doing right, this time around, is not giving an estimated time of when the QUE might reappear again. Instead, just asking customers to "stay on our list of customers interested in knowing about our progress." That's a better way to handle it, especially when weighed against the fact they're canceling the pre-order.
What we're hoping this means, is that Plastic Logic is hard at work on making their eReader cheaper. Last we heard, the "base model" cost somewhere in the ballpark of $650, and considering the Amazon Kindle and Barnes and Noble nook have just dropped to below $200, we're not sure that even a business-oriented individual would pick this up instead.