Yet another etext reader

Another dedicated etext reader platform is due to join the ranks of the Sony Reader and the Amazon Kindle.

This one, put out by Plastic Logic, it is based on the e-Ink technology that has been out for years.  The drawo of this reader is that is larger (8.5″ x 11″) and more “rugged” than a Kindle or Sony Reader.  No buttons either, it uses a touch screen technology to flip pages.

No word yet on what formats it will support, how etext will be loaded on it or what kind of DRM it will have.

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3 Responses

  1. That could be interesting. One of the problems with the Sony device is that PDFs are drawn on screen almost too small to read. The screen’s too small, and it’s only really comfortable to read .RTF files which can be re-flowed easily.

  2. The big screen is a plus, but I think the content is what will make or break that product.

    It’s the Amazon library that pushes Kindle sales and the iPod wouldn’t have sold as well without iTunes.

  3. Yeah, that’s true — personally, it’s less of an issue for me.

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