Plastic Logic is a dark horse in the ebook reader business, having shown off prototypes of a large, decent-looking capacitive touchscreen ebook reader. Today that reader gets a shiny black finish and an official name—Que.
Yes, they're calling it the Que, not like "what" in Spanish, but like the letter Q, as in "queue." It will have a letter-sized (8.5" x 11") screen that's not only "shatterproof" but has a capacitive touch layer that does not appear to get in the way of the E Ink display. We saw this at the D conference back in July, and it looked great then—way better than Sony's joke of an ebook touchscreen, and doesn't require a stylus like IRex's. Even so, Plastic Logic's boss, Richard Archuleta, told me that the faint honeycomb you can see in the video we shot is now gone, too. It is, from what we can tell, the best ebook touchscreen out there.