Nate the Great at The Digital Reader reminds us that tomorrow is the ostensible ship date for the Plastic Logic Que. At one time the Great White Hope for saving the newspaper industry and/or bringing e-ink readers to business uses, it seems to have fallen out of the limelight in the wake of the launch of the iPad.
Nate wonders whether the device will actually ship at all, and after a quick scan of Google News results mentioning “Plastic Logic” I have to agree. I don’t see anything suggesting that the device actually is shipping soon. You would think that if it were, they would want people to know about it. And when I go to the Que website, both models of Que are listed as “currently unavailable.”
Not that it would likely sell very well anyway. E-ink pricing is in a race to the bottom. Que’s $799 3G, $649 wifi-only price might have been competitive when the Kindle was still $300 and up, but compared to the $189 Kindle and the $499-to-$829 iPad, it only looks ridiculous now.