E-Readers Done Right CES Show

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Crushed by an Avalanche of E-Books: A slew of new e-book readers (including the much anticipated Plastic Logic Que and iRiver Story), plus Amazon's announcement of a global Kindle DX and the unveiling of Microsoft-centric Blio software for graphics-heavy content, were the major symptoms of e-book fever at CES. If the makers can get the prices down, e-books could really go mass market.
 
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E-Reader Done Right: I've seen a lot of e-readers lately, and in spending some quality time with Spring Designs' $349 Alex Reader, I came to appreciate much about the company's approach to e-readers. It doesn't have the biggest display, nor the most colorful one. But this Android-based device does have a highly usable and well-integrated LCD, and its ability to flow content browsed anywhere on the Web to the e-reader gives this model a unique edge over the competition.

Actually, I Liked This One Better: E-readers were one of the hottest categories of the show this year, and the most compelling new model we've seen is the Plastic Logic Que. This 10.7-inch reader sports a capacitive-touch display that lets you gesture through page turns; it also downloads books from Barnes & Noble's e-book store. It will be available in April in a 4GB Wi-Fi version for $649, and an 8GB version with Wi-Fi and 3G for $799.

At the Showstoppers party at CES in Las Vegas, senior editor Mark Sullivan took a look at Plastic Logic's CUE eReader and HP's first touchscreen netbook, the HP Mini 5102. And he walked away impressed by both: take a lok for yourself.   Check out his video here http://www.pcworld.com/article/186501/the_impressive_cue_ereader_and_hps_first_touch_netbook.html?tk=nl_dnx_h_crawl

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