Enterprise Mobility: Impressive Library of E-Readers Unveiled at CES: Plastic Logic, iRiver, Amazon Kindle DX

 
 
By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2010-01-11 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Impressive Library of E-Readers Unveiled at CES: Plastic Logic, iRiver, Amazon Kindle DX

by Nicholas Kolakowski
 
E-readers were hot at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, with a number of companies big and small showing off new devices at the event. While e-readers may have begun life as simple screens on which to display text, a number of the devices on view at CES included broad new functionality that makes them more akin to netbooks or other ultra-portable computers. Among those functions: the ability to send and receive email, take notes with a touchscreen stylus, listen to MP3 files, and take notes with either a virtual or physical QWERTY keyboard. E-readers were immensely popular at the show. However, their popularity has increased suspicion on the part of certain analysts and pundits that the still-nascent market is already becoming over-saturated. Whether or not all of the following e-readers will survive a market glut, their presence at CES demonstrated what's possible in this rapidly expanding tech area.
 
 
 
 
 
Nicholas Kolakowski is a staff editor at eWEEK, covering Microsoft and other companies in the enterprise space, as well as evolving technology such as tablet PCs. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Playboy, WebMD, AARP the Magazine, AutoWeek, Washington City Paper, Trader Monthly, and Private Air. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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