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Plastic Logic QUE delayed to summer

updated 09:20 am EST, Fri March 12, 2010

Touchscreen QUE e-reader faces new setback

Plastic Logic chief Richard Archuleta sent notice late Thursday to customers that the QUE proReader has been delayed from mid-April to an unspecified point in the summer. The executive didn't specify the exact reasons behind the delay but claimed it was to "fine-tune the features and enhance the overall product experience." More details are expected to follow within the next month.

The setback gives Plastic Logic a further uphill battle in the market. As unveiled at CES, it was expected to control the high end of e-readers with a 10.5-inch display, capacitive touch, 4GB to 8GB of internal storage and full Office document viewing. However, it will now not only cost more than the more comparable iPad, at $649 for a Wi-Fi only version and $799 for one with 3G, but will ship months afterwards. [via Engadget]




by MacNN Staff

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  1. iphonerulez

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Rather odd why it's so expensive...

    With Freescale Semi boasting about being able to build basic $200 eReaders like it was nothing, I'm surprised Plastic Logic didn't try to jump on that technology. For what Plastic Logic is charging nobody is likely to buy their QUE. Since even the base iPad is being claimed by the tech community as being too expensive, then it seems highly unlikely anyone will want to pay for the QUE. However it looks like a well-built eReader that could be very functional for that particular purpose.

    Why the tech community believes every mobile device should cost less than a $350 netbook, I'll never figure it out. They seem to base everything on the what would be considered the world's weakest computing platform. I don't know how a company could give decent customer support for such low-priced junk. I'd always thought that netbooks were basically disposable computers. Use them for a few months and then just throw them away.

  1. Foe Hammer

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    In Other Words

    " The executive didn't specify the exact reasons behind the delay but claimed it was to "fine-tune the features and enhance the overall product experience." "

    - In other words we finally realized it's a piece of c*** and are desperately working behind the scenes to figure out reasons we can put in our ads to hopefully convince enough gullible people to buy at least 10% of the production run.

    Wonder if they should make more 8GB units than 4GB ones?

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