Books A Better Idea
posted by September 9 at 13:08 PMon
Yesterday, Plastic Logic unveiled their e-reading device. It’s a flat 8 1/2 by 11 inch piece of plastic, allegedly thinner than a pad of paper:
The Plastic Logic reader supports a full range of business document formats, such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint, and Adobe PDFs, as well as newspapers, periodicals and books. It has an easy gesture-based user interface and powerful software tools that will help business users to organize and manage their information. Users can connect to their information either wired or wirelessly and store thousands of documents on the device. The reader incorporates E Ink technology for great readability and features low power consumption and long battery life. The Plastic Logic reader is scheduled to ship in the first half of 2009
It’s going to be initially targeted at business readers, but I think this could really take off. Some are calling it a Kindle-killer. With an intelligent payment plan, it could be the thing to save newspapers, at any rate.