Peter Kafka

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The Wait for Plastic Logic's Que E-Reader Will Last Forever

The Que e-reader, which has missed at least three shipping deadlines, won’t miss any more: Plastic Logic is killing the thing off altogether. Plastic Logic insists that it will still be able to compete with Apple’s (AAPL) iPad, Amazon’s (AMZN) Kindle and countless other e-readers, though, via a “second-generation ProReader plastic electronics-based product.” Wisely, it won’t say when that one will show up.

Here’s Plastic Logic CEO Richard Archuleta showing off a prototype of the Que at the D7 conference in 2008.


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