A look at the Plastic Logic eBook reader from the floor of the 2009 O'Reilly Tools of Change Publishing Conference. The reader also features a wireless interface, a soft (onscreen) keyboard, and downloadable document mark-up. Perhaps most importantly, Plastic Logic plans to releases an SDK for it, making it a software development platform as well.
The reader is expected to launch early next year. They say that they plan to keep the price competitive with other readers, while noting that it does have more features. As one rep said, it's got double the features, but won't be double the price (we're guessing between $350 and $500). Visit plasticlogic.com for more details on the reader.
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