The idea of truly flexible displays never gets boring, and now Plastic Logic is taking us one step closer. Its latest flexible OLED is the world's first to be made using fully organic transistors—and it's surprisingly pleasing display could wrap around your entire wrist.
Tablets are getting thinner and thinner, and the end result is bound to be tablets that are paper thin. We're almost there—but there's still a question of exactly how handy that'll really be.
There are too damn many ebook readers and it's tough to figure out what's worth buying and which reader will even survive the market. To make things easy, here's our guide to the readers that matter—for now. Updated.
While Plastic Logic's Que reader is intended for business-minded folks and has a focus on schedules, BlackBerry syncs, and documents, it would still make a fantastic reader due to its size and design. If it weren't $650, that is.
I asked at the announcement if the Nook would get exclusive perks over other Barnes & Noble readers, like Plastic Logic's Que. Shelf space ain't one of them, since Que will cozy up with Nook in B&N stores next year.
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.
With the Sony Reader Daily Edition, the 3G-enabled ebook reader battle is pitched. At the end of this year, it'll fight Amazon's Kindle 2 and DX and Plastic Logic's eReader to the death. Here's how they all stack up now:
Sony, which we've blasted in the past for an insistence on proprietary formats, will support the open standard ePub format for its ebook readers. Open, of course, doesn't mean "free of DRM": This is really a jab at Amazon.
When I got up this morning, I threw my Kindle in my bag's padded courdoroy laptop sleeve like I always do. A few hours later, I pulled it out and it looked like this.