AT&T to power Plastic Logic eReader


AT&T has announced that it will power the upcoming Plastic Logic electronic reader via its 3G network to connect to the web so users can browse, buy and download ebooks instantly.

Glenn Lurie, AT&T’s head of emerging devices said that they are looking forward to empowering the electronic reading device as there is a tremendous market potential for it.

The Plastic Logic electronic has previously revealed a partnership with Barnes & Noble with the latter’s eBookstore integrated into the reader. The eBookstore was launched last Monday and now offers 200,000 for sale titles as well as 500,000 free public domain books from Google.

A price for the ebook reader has not yet been released. However, in terms of sizes, it is expected that the device will be larger than most of its competitors with measurements comparable to an 8.5 by 11-inch notepad.

The ebook reader will be available to the public by 2010.