소문 무성했던 반즈앤노블의 eBook Reader가 공개됐군요. 회색님께서 남겨주신 제품은 스프링 디자인이라는 ebook 솔루션 업체가 단독으로 출시한 제품이라고 합니다. 아직 콘텐츠 및 네트워크 파트너가 정해지지 않은...
Plastic Logic unveils Que capacitive touchscreen e-book reader; aims at business professionals<script> var tb1 = new CNET.Blog.Toolbar.Interact(); CNET.Blog.Toolbar.Interact.allToolbars.push(tb1); tb1.id = 'gadgetreviews_8636'; CNET.Blog.Toolbar.Interact.service.contentId.push(tb1.id); tb1.idContainer = 'interact_'+tb1.id; tb1.title = 'Plastic Logic unveils Que capacitive touchscreen e-book reader; aims at business professionals'; tb1.emailTitle = 'Plastic Logic unveils Que capacitive touchscreen e-book reader; aims at business professionals | The Toybox | ZDNet.com'; tb1.diggTopic = 'tech_news'; tb1.diggBodyText = 'A ZDNet Blog'; tb1.absoluteUrl = 'http://blogs.zdnet.com/gadgetreviews/?p=8636'; tb1.relativeUrl = '?p=8636'; tb1.commentUrl = '?p=8636#comments'; tb1.blogThisUrl = 'index.php?blogthis=1&p=8636'; tb1.noTalkback = ''; tb1.numTalkbacks = ''; tb1.votingId = tb1.id; tb1.voteCount = 2; tb1.voteTotal = 2; tb1.recommend.hasVoted = false; tb1.recommend.contentId = 'gadgetreviews_8636'; tb1.recommend.userId = ''; tb1.recommend.encodedTitle = 'UGxhc3RpYyBMb2dpYyB1bnZlaWxzIFF1ZSBjYXBhY2l0aXZlIHRvdWNoc2NyZWVuIGUtYm9vayByZWFkZXI7IGFpbXMgYXQgYnVzaW5lc3MgcHJvZmVzc2lvbmFscw..'; tb1.recommend.encodedUrl = 'aHR0cDovL2Jsb2dzLnpkbmV0LmNvbS9nYWRnZXRyZXZpZXdzLz9wPTg2MzY.'; tb1.recommend.rpcHost = 'blogs.zdnet.com'; tb1.recommend.loginUrl = 'http://www.zdnet.com/1320-4_24-44.html?path='; tb1.recommend.returnUrl = 'http://blogs.zdnet.com/gadgetreviews/?p=8636'; tb1.recommend.cookieResults = ''; tb1.init(); </script>
The device will have a letter-sized (8.5″ x 11″), “shatterproof” capacitive touchscreen that yes, still runs on E-Ink. It’s targeted at business professionals, and will support PDF, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents.
(That stands in stark contrast to IREX’s recently-announced e-reader that requires a stylus, as well as Sony’s announced Touch Edition Reader that’s resistive, not capacitive.)
Like the latest crop of e-book readers, the Plastic Logic device includes mobile broadband by way of AT&T 3G as well as Wi-Fi. It’s less than a third of an inch thick, the company says.
The company is planning a bigger splash on Jan. 7 at CES 2010 — “a comprehensive platform for mobile professionals, namely document management,” writes Gizmodo’s Wilson Rothman — which should help traveling and telecommuting types even more.
That sentiment was echoed by Plastic Logic’s CEO, Richard Archuleta, in a statement:
“The QUE brand stands for a premium reading experience. The QUE proReader enhances business performance and gives you a competitive edge. More than an eReader, QUE means business.”
Price and availability will be announced at CES — stay tuned, since this editor will be in attendance.