Mountain View, Calif. - Plastic Logic, which will unveil one of the first plastic e-readers at International CES, said it has reached agreements with several technical publishers to offer books and magazine on its
bills its Que, which will be sold in Barnes & Noble stores starting early
next year, as a professional or "proReader" because it handles documents as
well as e-books and its large screen is suited to periodicals - the device
measures 8.5 inches wide by 11 inches tall.
The company reached agreements with Popular Science (the Bonnier Corporation), International Data Group (IDG) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Technology Review.
Que customers will be able to receive Popular Science, PC World, Macworld, CIO, Network World, Computerworld and Technology Review directly from the Que store. Plastic Logic already has partnerships with Financial Times, USA Today, Detroit Free Press and Detroit News.
The Que offers 3G wireless access. It measures about a third of an inch thick and weighs less than many periodicals. Pricing and other details will be announced at CES, said Plastic Logic.