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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

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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 to use AT&T 3G network for ebook reader

Hot on the heels of Plastic Logic’s “exclusive eBookstore” deal with Barnes & Noble comes word that the ebook reader will use AT&T’s wireless network.  Full details of the deal are unknown, though Plastic Logic have confirmed that the device will also be able to get online via its integrated WiFi connection.

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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.

 

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Plastic Logic e-reader gets 3G, new UI [Video]

Plastic Logic e-reader gets 3G, new UI [Video]

Plastic Logic brought along their latest e-reader prototype to the D7 conference, and they've spilled a few more details ahead of the E Ink slate's 2010 launch.  The touchscreen device now has an on-screen QWERTY keyboard and a pop-up toolbar with navigation options; there's also confirmed WiFi and 3G data.

Video demo after the cut

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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 ebook reader video demo: touchscreen & page refresh

Plastic Logic ebook reader video demo: touchscreen & page refresh

Plastic Logic were the thorn in Amazon's side when the company announced the Kindle 2 earlier this month, launching their own content partners at the O'Reilly TOC Conference. The Open Publishing Lab shot some video of the latest Plastic Logic Reader prototype, this time around with a working touchscreen layer; you can see it after the cut.

 

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Plastic Logic announce content partners: USA Today, Zinio and more

If Amazon thought they’d have the whole ebook reader spotlight today with the launch of the Kindle 2, they’ll be pretty disappointed.  Plastic Logic have announced the first content partners for their eponymous Plastic Logic Reader: Fictionwise, the Financial Times, Ingram Digital, LibreDigital, USA Today and Zinio.

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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.

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Plastic Logic ebook reader still on track for 2009; Video interview

Plastic Logic ebook reader still on track for 2009; Video interview

More demo video of the Plastic Logic ebook reader, this time courtesy of a BBC video interview at the company's Dresden factory.  According to the engineers there, the device - which uses special "plastic microchips" that went into production last month - is still on course for a 2009 release.

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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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