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]