Plastic Logic has flagged the unveiling of its business user focused QUE proReader eReader at CES next January. The company says the eReader market to date has focused on leisure reading devices and casual users, so the QUE is designed for the busy executive who wants to access his or her business media in an electronic easy-to-read format. What this amounts too is an eReader roughly the same size as an 8.5 x 11-inch pad of paper, less than 1/3 inch thick, weighing less than many periodicals and boasting the largest touchscreen in the industry.
Plastic Logic says the QUE is designed to withstand the rigors of a busy executive lifestyle with its shatterproof plastic display and its E Ink Vizplex technology produces an excellent reading experience.
QUE supports business applications like PDF, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents and features powerful tools for interacting with and managing the content.
Connectivity is via Wi-Fi and AT&T;’s 3G network. Plastic Logic says the QUE store will offer the most significant collection of business reading available on any eReader as it is powered by Barnes & Noble, the world’s largest eBookstore (which has just announced its own eReader).
Full specs aren't yet available but the battery is said to last days and the unit features an intuitive user interface - we'll be keen to see exactly how this translates at CES 2010.
The company also announced earlier this year that it is partnering with the The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit NewseReader gets into the hands of the masses to offer digital content delivery and distribution.