Plastic Logic is set to unveil it’s Que eBook reader at the Consumer Electronics Show this January. What makes Que so special?
For starters, they are “content partners” with Barnes and Noble’s eBookstore. That means any books you find on Barnes and Noble’s eBook site can be read on the Que. It also handles PDFs, Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Plastic Logic is positioning this for the business world, rather than for consumers, and with that feature set they might catch a few company’s eyes. In size and design it seems to be a direct competitor to the Kindle DX, but maybe Plastic Logic will have more success wooing the enterprise market than Amazon did with the university markets.
More details will start trickling in as we get closer to CES, but in the meantime satisfy some of your curiosity with the press release below, and then share in the comments which you would buy: the Que, the Nook, or the Kindle DX?
QUE™ proReader by Plastic Logic, Premiering
January 7 at CES
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA –
OCTOBER 19, 2009 – Plastic
Logic revealed today its plans to unveil QUE™ (pronounced “Q”), the first designed for business professionals.
Premiering January 7, 2010 at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (Central
Hall of Las Vegas Convention Center at Booth 11840 anchoring the e-Book
Techzone), is an
essential tool for busy professionals, providing access to a dynamic ecosystem
With QUE, Plastic Logic is expanding the category, which to date
has focused on leisure reading devices and casual users. QUE is designed to
simplify the multi-faceted lifestyle of the modern businessperson, and to quite
literally lighten their workload. In addition to connecting its users with
their business and professional newspapers, books and periodicals, QUEsupports
the document formats business users need (including PDF, Word, PowerPoint, and
Excel documents) and features powerful tools for interacting with and managing
“The QUE brand stands for a premium
reading experience,” said Richard Archuleta, CEO of Plastic Logic. “TheQUE
proReader enhances business performance and gives you a competitive edge. More
than an eReader, QUE means business.”
Extra thin, lightweight and
wireless-enabled, QUE is the size of an 8.5×11 inch pad of paper, less than a
1/3 inch thick, and weighs less than many periodicals. The innovativeQUE proReader
features the largest touchscreen in the industry, an intuitive touch screen
user interface, and provides access to a file cabinet’s worth of documents,
plus your favorite—and most necessary—publications.
QUE stands out in a crowd because
it’s a business reader, but it’s also unique for its shatterproof plastic display.
This exclusive technology from Plastic Logic, along with E Ink Vizplex®
technology produces an outstanding reading experience. Its battery can last
days, instead of hours.
QUE users will be able to
connect to content and download wirelessly via Wi-Fi and AT&T’s 3G network,
the nation’s fastest 3G mobile broadband network. The QUE store will offer the
most significant collection of business reading available on any eReader. The store
is powered by Barnes & Noble, the world’s largest eBookstore.
Full product specifications,
availability and pricing of QUE will be announced on January 7, 2010 at .
The QUE for CES starts at .
About Plastic Logic
Plastic Logic’s mission is
to lead a revolution in the way people acquire, organize and consume information.
We are using our proprietary technology leadership in plastic electronics to
create a range of innovative products. Our first product, QUE™, the proReader for
business professionals, will enter the marketplace in 2010. Founded in 2000 by
researchers out of the Cambridge University Cavendish Laboratory, Plastic Logic
has research and development in Cambridge, England; high-volume,
state-of-the-art manufacturing in Dresden, Germany; and executive management,
product engineering, sales and marketing headquartered in Mountain View,
California. For more information about Plastic Logic, please go to>.
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