Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Before You Buy that Kindle ...

Before committing to the steep $359 price tag of the new Kindle, consider whether it's worth waiting for the new reading device scheduled to be unveiled by Plastic Logic next year. The Plastic Logic e-reader has several notable advantages over the Kindle. For one thing, Plastic Logic's website boasts that its e-reader "is designed to support a range of open document formats. These include such standard and widely available formats as PDF, ePub and Microsoft Office document types." For another thing, Wired reports that the Plastic Logic e-reader "is as wide and long as a sheet of Letter-sized paper (8.5-by-11 inches), measures less than 3/10 of an inch thick, and weighs less than a magazine." Additionally, the e-reader will function via a touchscreen which is in line with other new, successful devices (e.g., the iPhone) and results in a more streamlined appearance.


An Anonymous Child said...

Too many products and no money to buy any. Ah, consumerism. Where would we be without it?

Shari Lyle-Soffe said...

Will it support color graphics like you find in children's books? If they can make Nintendo DS for children they should have the technical know how to do that.