Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New, larger e-reader announced

The newest e-reader just announced is larger than the Kindle and is touted as aimed at newspapers and magazines. It's a new technology that has gotten a lot of attention, although some reviewers are critical (ZDNet's blog says this: "While this e-reader is an interesting approach to displaying printed content digitally, it makes for difficult mobility and a lack of color consistent with other e-readers"). But it's larger size and flexibility seems to offer some advantages.

The device uses a thin, flexible sheet of steel, which the company claims is stronger than glass, and allows it to move around. Seems to me that it would be easier to read, although the larger size cuts into portability. Still no color, though.

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