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Plastic Logic and Olive Software Teaming Up for Plastic Logic Reader

Plastic Logic and Olive Software Teaming Up for Plastic Logic Reader

Plastic Logic announced today that Olive Software will be a key service provider and partner for the Plastic Logic Publishers Program. Together, they plan on developing content publishing solutions that enable major newspapers, magazines, web content, and other publishers to simply and efficiently optimize and distribute their content for the company's forthcoming eReader. The Plastic Logic Reader is designed specifically for mobile business professionals, and is due in the market in early 2010.

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Plastic Logic sign “exclusive eBookstore” agreement with Barnes & Noble

Plastic Logic sign “exclusive eBookstore” agreement with Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble and Plastic Logic have announced a partnership which will see the publishing house become the "exclusive eBookstore provider" for the 8.5 x 11 inch super-skinny ebook device.  Set to arrive in early 2010, the Plastic Logic reader will have wireless access to the Barnes & Noble download store, which they're calling the largest selection of ebooks available in one place.

 

Newspaper Kindle could launch this week, claims NYT

Newspaper Kindle could launch this week, claims NYT

Amazon are tipped to launch a new, large-screen version of the Kindle e-reader "as early as this week", according to the New York Times.  The device is apparently intended for viewing newspapers, magazines and "perhaps textbooks"; ironically, when article author Brad Stone asked his own paper for a comment on talk that the NYT will be involved with the large-format Kindle's launch, they declined to give a statement.

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Plastic Logic content partner announcement Feb 9th: up against Kindle 2?

Plastic Logic content partner announcement Feb 9th: up against Kindle 2?

After playing with the Plastic Logic Reader at CES earlier this month, even though just a prototype, we're still excited about what's possibly the first aesthetically-pleasing ebook reader.  However with any device of this nature, appealing hardware is only half of the story: Plastic Logic have been teasing us regarding the identity of their first publishing partners since the Reader's first announcement, and now they're promising to tell all come the O'Reilly conference on February 9th.

Plastic Logic DEMO video hands-on versus Amazon Kindle

Plastic Logic DEMO video hands-on versus Amazon Kindle

Plastic Logic's recently announced e-newspaper probably suffered, ironically, for looking simply too much like a slick concept rendering.  We're so used to seeing realistic mock-ups that it's hard to believe something like the 7mm flexible display could actually exist.  However TG Daily have some more information and a video of the device in action at DEMO this week, and it's shaping up to be a real Kindle contender: 8.5 x 11-inches of touchscreen, both WiFi and Bluetooth, and peer-to-peer networking.

Check out the DEMO video of the Plastic Logic e-newspaper after the cut

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