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There’s lots of cool stuff on display at CES this week. But bear in mind that lots of it will be DOA–or worse, it will never arrive, period.
News Bytean abortive first attempt, today announced that a “significant investment” by RUSNANO (Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies) will help it build a new volume fabrication plant in Russia for its next-generation plastic electronic displays. “Russia provides access to an enormous talent pool of scientists and engineers, and proximity to our European centers in Cambridge and Dresden,” said Plastic Logic CFO Rik Thorbecke.
While much of the attention has focused on the e-book reading devices, it’s becoming clear that the important decision isn’t just which device you choose, but also which e-bookstore you decide to frequent.
Want to buy an e-reader from Plastic Logic? You will have to wait until “sometime this summer.” Want to buy the whole company? That’s a different story.
Barnes & Noble’s e-reader entry was supposed to have one big advantage over the Kindle–you could buy one at the retailer’s stores. But it has been a long time coming, and in the meantime, you may have heard about another compelling e-reader heading to market.