Monday, September 08, 2008

Plastic Logic Electronic-Reading Device

Today, before industry influencers at the DEMOfall 08 technology conference, Plastic Logic previewed a gamechanging new device that brings a panoply of business information to your fingertips with powerful tools to make people more productive and simplify their work lives.

Differentiated by a stunning form factor (the size of 8.5 x 11-inch paper), the Plastic Logic reader features a big readable display. Yet it’s thinner than a pad of paper, lighter than many business periodicals, and offers a high-quality reading experience - better than alternatives of paper or other electronic readers on the market today.

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 Plastic Logic reader is scheduled to ship in the first half of 2009.
That sounds good to me. I can't wait to buy an e-ink device that is large enough to view PDFs on. Not clear what the actual dimensions or the resolution of the screen is, but I think it would be big enough to get the job done. I am curious how well the gesture based UI will work. It also appears they are following my marketing plan for selling such a device by targeting it first to high end professionals. No word what the price will be, but I am going to guess something in the $600 range.

Check out the video:

via Plastic Logic via Endgadget

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