Plastic Logic's Que proReader was supposed to come out in April. Now it's been pushed back till summer. With the iPad's arrival next month, that may spell doom for this once highly anticipated e-reader.
In early 2010, Barnes & Noble will promote and sell Plastic Logic's larger and more sophisticated Que proReader in its retail outlets and in its online store, giving customers a choice of e-book readers.
A backer of the e-book reader maker says his comments to the Financial Times were taken out of context. Either way, the company needs to hurry and get its product to market.
After several delays and amid rapidly falling prices, the start-up says it has canceled plans for the pricey book and document reader.
Turns out the iPhone grip of death is simply a "fact of life" with all wireless phones. If holding your phone makes your iPhone 4 signal drop dramatically, Apple would like you to know you should either hold it a different way or buy a case. From them. That sounds logical, right? Right. No, thanks. Also, introducing Rafe's new side project, oneleggedgoat.xxx. Enjoy.
DocStoc is opening up its Web store to pretty much anyone this week, which means anyone with a "professional" document will be able to sell it online, through DocStore.
MySpace and Facebook are hooking up? In a way. Maybe. But the real meat of the news today is all the e-book hype. Barnes and Noble will sell the Que, Bridgestone has a color one coming out, and Barnes and Noble may not always have its own Nook eReader.
CES 2010 had us rolling in tablets. So far, the iPad pretty much stands alone. So, what happened to all those shiny slates, and by the time they get here, will it already be too late?
With the the iPad arriving April 3--and Sony dropping the price on its Reader Pocket Edition--some are speculating that Amazon will give the Kindle a price chop.
Though there's a lot to like about the Daily Edition, the dazzle of Sony's first e-reader to integrate cellular wireless connectivity is diminished by its lackluster screen and high price tag.