"New E-Newspaper Reader Echoes Look of the Paper"

There is a notable piece in the NYtimes today about a new electronic newspaper reader from Plastic Logic due out next year. It seems to be similar in many ways to the Kindle, but larger in size and looks to have the ability to display layouts.

While I don't own a Kindle, I was blown away recently when I sat next to a subway rider using one. The legibility was so good I could even read over his shoulder.

From the article ...

... "Even though we have positioned this for business documents, newspapers is what everyone asks for," Mr. Archuleta said.

The reader will go on sale in the first half of next year. Plastic Logic will not announce which news organization will display its articles on it until the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, when it will also reveal the price.

Read the full NYtimes article for more.

  • Emily Smith

    Does anyone here own a Kindle? If yes, can you provide some real-user feedback? I too have had this experience of seeing it in use on the subway, perfectly reading this person's book over their shoulder (and quite obnoxiously, most likely), and departing the train with lust in my heart for the little thing. (The Kindle, not the owner.) But is it really worth the $350? Is Apple going to bust this wide-open à la the iPod in just a year? So curious...

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