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Popular Science, Computerworld, MIT Technology Review sign on for Plastic Logic Que business e-reader

Plastic Logic on Thursday announced new content partners for its Que e-book reader, including Bonnier's Popular Science magazine, MIT's Technology Review and IDG's stable of sites that include PC World, Macworld, CIO and Computerworld.
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Plastic Logic on Thursday announced new content partners for its Que e-book reader, including Bonnier's Popular Science magazine, MIT's Technology Review and IDG's stable of sites that include PC World, Macworld, CIO and Computerworld.

Previously announced content partnerships include the Financial Times, USA Today, Detroit Free Press and Detroit News.

“With this announcement, we continue our goal of creating strategic content partnerships with market-leading publishers and establishing QUE as an essential tool for business professionals," said Daren Benzi, Vice President of Business Development for Plastic Logic, in prepared remarks.

The device supports the document formats such as PDF, Word, PowerPoint and Excel, and can "handle a file cabinet’s worth of customer-generated documents."

The Que Store will also have the business bent, and offer business and professional newspapers, periodicals and more than 1 million e-books from Barnes & Noble.

The device itself is the size of an 8.5-in. by 11-in. pad of paper and is about a third of an inch thick. It weights about 1 lb. It has a "shatterproof" plastic display and "the largest touchscreen in the industry."

The Que proReader is scheduled to debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 7, 2010. (We'll be there to bring you the news live from the showroom floor.)

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