Plastic Logic reported today that they will be demonstrating their new e-reader hardware before “industry influencers” at DEMOfall 2008. Though black and white only, this actually looks like a pretty neat little product. I’ve always liked the idea of the eBook or eReader but couldn’t get behind the Kindle’s 1980s inspired design. Plastic Logic’s reader is much more svelte looking and with a screen nearly twice Kindle’s size.Plastic Logic says they will launch the product in Q1 2009.
It does make me wonder though, if devices like this start to take off, will we need to create yet another CSS to ensure usability? It would be nice if a standard could be agreed upon to ensure some kind of cross platform “e-newspaper” standard… Good luck with that.