Last week Plastic Logic announced their Que reader, and today the company shared some new information. Not only will the Que reader be powered by the Barnes and Noble eBook store……it will be carried in Barnes and Noble locations!
Not many more details are available yet, aside from what we already knew: it has a shatter-proof plastic screen, reads PDFs and office documents, and is the size of an 8.5″x11″ pad. There will be a presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show on January 7th, and hopefully some hands-on reviews will start appearing. It should be interesting to see how well this sells versus the Kindle DX, since consumers will actually be able to view, handle and test the Que in person before buying.
This just cements what Barnes and Noble indicated when they announced the Nook; this isn’t about the hardware, it is about the content. If you need a big screen, they will happily offer a reader for that. If you want something more compact, with interactive features, there’s the Nook. And if you don’t want a dedicated reader at all, there are options for your mac, pc, blackberry and iPod Touch.
Incidentally, Judie taught me today that Que means “what” in Spanish…which is basically my response to it’s name. Any thoughts on why it’s called the Que? Post below!