Plastic Logic prepare to join other competitors for a share of the expanding e-reader market, by unveiling their new e-reader QUE™ at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 7, 2010.
Although it will be another 11 weeks before we see the new reading device, the company may have felt the announcement timely with rumors of a statement expected later today of an e-reader from Barnes and Noble called the Nook which may have the same price tag as the Kindle at $259.
In contrast to other e-readers currently available that are focused on leisure reading, Plastic Logic have differentiated their device by referring to it as "the first proReader designed for business professionals." In addition to connecting its users with their newspapers, books and periodicals, QUE boasts an intuitive touch-screen and supports PDF, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents.
Plastic logic is not giving away more than has previously been reported. We know the device has a shatterproof plastic display, is extra thin, lightweight and content can be downloaded wireless via Wi-Fi and AT&T's 3G network. Weighing less than any periodical, it is the size of an 8.5 x 11 inch pad of paper. Although images show a sleek design (less than 1/3 inch thick), we can only guess what the final product will look like.
Users of QUE will have access to the World's largest eBookstore powered by Barnes and Noble. Full product specifications, availability, and pricing will be announced at CES.
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