Just yesterday we saw the announcement in regards to how the Plastic Logic ebook reader will be used with the Barnes and Noble Bookstore. Of course, at the time there was still some key information that was not yet available — namely which service provider would be handling the connectivity.
Well, for good or bad, Plastic Logic has announced that AT&T has taken on that role. So, yes, the Plastic Logic ebook reader along with the Barnes and Noble Bookstore are going to be powered by AT&T’s 3G network — think iPhone network.
“We’re extremely proud to be able to offer the Plastic Logic Reader with the nation’s fastest 3G network through AT&T. This alliance is a pillar in our strategy to provide mobile business professionals with a device that delivers a great reading experience, and is fully connected through 3G and Wi-Fi to deliver easy access to digital content,” said Richard Archuleta, CEO of Plastic Logic.
Additionally, the Plastic Logic ebook reader will also include Wi-Fi, however it has not yet been announced as to whether it will be able to take advantage of AT&T’s widespread hotspot network. That said, it seems pretty logical that it will be granted access. As for pricing and availability, unfortunately we are still waiting to hear more in terms of price, however the Plastic Logic Reader will begin shipping sometime in early 2010.
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