Barnes & Noble: Plastic Logic E-Reader To Rival Kindle

Barnes & Noble: Plastic Logic E-Reader To Rival Kindle

Anthony Nguyen
Jul 21, 2009

We gotta admit - after hearing about Amazon's Kindle DX, we were psyched and ready to throw down a few bucks to see if e-books would give us a run for our money. But now that we hear Barnes & Noble might be getting into the e-book biz as well, with their online store boasting a whooping 700,000 titles (compared to Amazon's approximately 300,000), we might have to rally behind for the one with the larger selection...

Additionally, more than half-million public domain books from Google will also be part of Barnes & Noble's electronic bookstore - many of which can be downloaded completely free of charge. Sony has a similar deal with their own e-reader, but as far as we know, anything on the Kindle requires some mula for viewing.

The Plastic Logic E-Reader (seriously, couldn't they have been a little bit more creative with the name?) is 0.27-inches in thickness (thinner than the Kindle DX) and has a 8.5 x 11-inch e-ink touchscreen display for easy viewing. No word yet on pricing, but we'd imagine it'd be pretty close to Amazon's Kindle which has recently dropped to $300.

(Via Wired)

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