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Plastic Logic QUE wireless ebook reader gets CES launch

Plastic Logic QUE wireless ebook reader gets CES launch

Plastic Logic have finally announced details about their ebook reader, which will launch as the Plastic Logic QUE at CES 2010 in January.  The QUE has the largest E Ink display among ebook readers today, as well as a touchscreen interface, and Plastic Logic are aiming it at business professionals.  QUE will be able to download ebooks from the Barnes and Noble store either via WiFi or integrated 3G (courtesy of AT&T in the US).

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Plastic Logic deny B&N color ebook reader in 2010

Plastic Logic deny B&N color ebook reader in 2010

Last Friday's news that Plastic Logic were apparently building a color ebook reader for Barnes and Noble now looks to be a little too optimistic; the company - who are on course to deliver their first, monochrome model in early 2010 - have denied that a color device is pipeline for next year.  According to Plastic Logic, the Barnes and Noble employee who seemingly announced the color ebook reader "was misinformed" and not an "authorized" spokesperson of the retailer.

Barnes & Noble ebook reader imminent; Plastic Logic color version due Spring 2010 [Video]

Barnes & Noble ebook reader imminent; Plastic Logic color version due Spring 2010 [Video]

Barnes & Noble look set to enter the ebook reader market in a big way, with rumors and revelations aplenty about not only an imminent device launch but a color model in 2010.  According to the Wall Street Journal's sources, B&N are preparing to launch a greyscale 6-inch E-Ink device potentially as soon as November 2009, complete with a touchscreen and on-screen keyboard.  However, according to a B&N spokesperson caught on video (which you can see after the cut), next Spring will bring a Plastic Logic color ebook reader together with clients for mobile devices.

Video announcement after the cut

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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