Plastic Logic and Good Technology today announced a partnership and plans to develop QUE Mail and QUE Calendar for the QUE proReader. The ultra-thin, lightweight and wirelessly enabled QUE is the size of an 8.5 x 11 inch pad of paper, about a 1/3 inch thick, and weighs about a pound. More info:
In addition to highly valued business and professional newspapers, periodicals and eBooks, QUE supports reading and annotating document formats business users need (including PDF files, Microsoft Office, ePub documents and more). With the QUE software, it?s easy to quickly transfer content from your PC, Mac computer, or BlackBerry smartphone to your QUE.
Plastic Logic said it plans to develop and offer a rich QUE Mail and QUE Calendar service with Good Technology, a leading provider of collaboration, security, and management services for leading mobile device platforms. Initially based on the Good Mobile Email and Good Mobile Exchange Access components of the Good for You solution, the QUE offering will be expanded in the future to include the Good for Enterprise solution. The QUE Mail and QUE Calendar offering will provide un-tethered email and calendar updates from a variety of popular email services for business professionals, including Microsoft Exchange.
Good for You, the solution powering QUE Mail and QUE Calendar, delivers an exceptional, integrated user experience for mobile email on the most popular mobile device platforms, including Android, Symbian S60 v3.0, Windows Mobile, BREW and Java. The four components of Good for You ? Good Mobile Email, Good Mobile Exchange Access, Good Mobile Portal and Good Mobile Social Networking ? work together to give mobile device makers and mobile operators a flexible and extensible white label solution that enables truly differentiated offerings and delivers a great mobile experience to end users.
By integrating with Good for You, the planned QUE Mail and QUE Calendar services enable mobile professionals to have email and calendar updates from a broad range of popular email and calendaring services, including Yahoo!, Google, Windows Live, and Microsoft Exchange, automatically pushed directly to their QUE devices over WiFi and 3G networks.
Plastic Logic plans to offer QUE Mail and QUE Calendar services beginning Fall 2010. While plans with Good Technology initially cover the development of personal email and calendar, Archuleta said the planned roadmap for development of QUE Mail and QUE Calendar includes enterprise and government services thereafter.
The QUE starts here
Formally introduced today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, QUE is on display in the Central Hall of Las Vegas Convention Center at Booth 11840, anchoring the e-Book Techzone.
Beginning today, preorders for the QUE proReader may be placed at the QUE Store (http://www.QUE.com). Beginning in mid-April 2010, QUE will be available for shipping. Later in 2010, QUE will be available through the Barnes & Noble stores nationwide and online at Barnes & Noble.com (http://www.bn.com).
The price for QUE will range from $649.00 for the 4GB QUE model with WiFi that holds up to 35,000 documents, to $799.00 for the 8GB QUE model with WiFi and 3G that holds up to 75,000 documents.