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January 7, 2010

Plastic Logic QUE -- e-reader with a business twist

Plastic Logic QUEToday at the Consumer Electroinics Show in Las Vegas, Plastic Logic unveiled its QUE e-reader, declaring that it was opening up a new category, the "proReader." Aimed at business people, the QUE does what your Kindle, nook and other e-readers do, namely, allows you to read books, magazines and newspapers. But it also can download Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and other necessities for working stiffs. (Here's some engadget video from CES.) The materials can be edited on the QUE's touch screen. There will be more e-reader news at CES, and we'll keep you up to date; later in the month, Apple is expected to unveil its tablet. Some stats on the QUE:

Size: Like a pad of 8.5 x 11 paper, about 1/3 inch thick

Weight: About a pound

Screen: 10.7-inch shatterproof plastic display

Memory: 4GB model holds up to 35,000 documents; 8GB model holds up to 75,000 documents

Cost: $649 for the 4GB model with WiFi; $799 for the 8GB model with WiFi and 3G

Available: Will be shipped in mid-April. Later in 2010, QUE will be available in Barnes & Noble's stores

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Dave Rosenthal came to The Baltimore Sun as a business reporter in 1987 and now is the Maryland Editor. He reads a wide range of books (but never as many as he'd like), usually alternating between non-fiction and fiction. Some all-time favorites: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole; Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupery; and anything by Calvin Trillin or John McPhee. He belongs to a book club with a Jewish theme.
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