Plastic Logic announces "Que" ebook reader for January launch

Plastic Logic has announced a new ebook reader, the "Que", that's due to be launched at the CES show in January 2010.

Describing the device as the first "proReader" designed for business professionals, the Que wants to "connect its users with their business and professional newspapers, books and periodicals... and supports the document formats business users need (including PDF, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents)".

Plastic Logic says the Que store will be powered by Barnes & Noble, the Amazon rival that's making a big play for the ebook and ebook reader market with both Plastic Logic and iRex team-ups revealed recently.

Boasting what's said to be the largest touchscreen in the industry and with the hint of "powerful tools for interacting with and managing the content", the Que is seriously skinny at less than a third of an inch thick, lightweight, Wi-Fi and AT&T (in the US) 3G-enabled, and measures around 8.5 by 11-inches.

Finally, the Que's display is made of shatterproof plastic and its battery "can last days, instead of hours", apparently. For all other spec, pricing and availability info we've got to hang on until 7 January when all will be revealed at the CES show - we will keep you posted.



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