The September 2008 issue of Esquire magazine will feature an e-ink cover.
“This is really the 1.0 version,” said Kevin O’Malley, Esquire’s publisher. “Imagine when the consumer walks by a newsstand and sees that it is alive.”
I am not looking forward to a living newsstand…imagine Times Square writ small. The cover will come with a small battery that will power the display for only 90 days.
Sony has announced their Portable Reader…the one with the e-ink screen. The Librie was the precursor to the Portable Reader.
Looks like Sony has finally made a version of the Librie (an electronic ink portable media reader) for the US market. It says that “Random House, HarperCollins Publishers, Penguin-Putnam, Simon & Schuster and Time Warner Book Group are all on board with titles”, which may mean that the thing is all DRMed up. Still coveting though. (via rw)