Sunday, October 24, 2010

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Que Plastic Logic reader, a rival for iPad?

OK, what is different about this Plastic Logic reader? 

One: it is a potential rival for iPad. Part tablet computer, part e-book reader, it is aimed, according to its British based manufacturer, at businessmen rather than consumers, allowing them to view and edit documents, download newspapers, manage their schedule and read e-books on an entirely shatterproof gadget.

Two: price: $649 price ($799 if you want lifetime data connectivity from AT&T).

Three: a very thin and flat body with an 11.6-inch screen with touch capability, the bezel is entirely free of buttons except for “home,” just like an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad of course.

Four: Plastic Logic has agreed partnerships with over 300 newspapers and magazines to have their content specially formatted for the device to preserve the print-like formatting – an important aspect of those publications that is largely lost on other e-readers.