Plastic Logic will premiere its first demo model e-book reader at DEMOfall in San Diego. Like most other E-books, Plastic Logic’s Reader is built around E-Ink’s VizPlex imaging film. This Electronic Paper Display (EPD) technology can be found in the Amazon Kindle, Phillips spinoff iRex’s Iliad, the Sony Reader, and the soon-to-be-available Readius from Polymer Vision.
Plastic Logic’s un-named reading device is the size of 8.5 x 11-inch paper, with a big readable display. Yet it’s thinner than a pad of paper, lighter than many business periodicals, and offers a high-quality reading experience – better than alternatives of paper or other electronic readers on the market today.
The Plastic Logic reader supports a full range of business document formats, such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint, and Adobe PDFs, as well as newspapers, periodicals and books. It has an easy gesture-based user interface and powerful software tools that will help business users to organize and manage their information. Users can connect to their information either wired or wirelessly and store thousands of documents on the device. The reader incorporates E Ink technology for great readability and features low power consumption and long battery life. The Plastic Logic reader is scheduled to ship in the first half of 2009.