Blio arrives Sept 28
Blio is a new eReader platform developed in part by Ray Kurzweil, and focused around flexibility of display and interface. As you might expect coming from Kurzweil, it has strong text-to-speech capabilities, and is designed for full color displays and not eInk devices such as the Kindle. In addition, content is being provided by Baker & Taylor, and Blio claims to have over 100 publishers lined up to help provide content for the platform.
I had a chance to play with Blio nearly a year ago at CES 2010, and talked about it during the ALA Midwinter 2010 Top Tech Trends presentation…it’s exciting stuff. Can’t wait to see if it can give Kindle and Nook a run for their money.