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Foxit says goodbye to eSlick e-book reader

It feels like every week there's a new e-book reader, but not all of them survive. The latest victim is the Foxit eSlick reader.
Written by Rachel King, Contributor on

It feels like every week there's a new e-book reader, but not all of them survive. The latest victim is the Foxit eSlick reader. Foxit accredits the end of the eSlick reader to focusing "providing platform-independent PDF technology and multi-device support to leading eBook providers."  The company will also be licensing its software to other companies in the e-book market.

Despite the demise of its own device, Foxit seems optimistic for the industry in general, citing the growth of digital books, plus the success of the iPad and Kindle. Considering the eSlick never had a proper place in the e-reader market (did anyone remember it still existed?), it's a smart move for Foxit to focus on developing and licensing software rather than another device.

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