The Consumer Electronics Show is next week in Las Vegas. One of the big buzz words already making the rounds on Twitter is Blio, a new eReader platform–not a device–developed by inventor and futurist Ray Kurtzweil. It’s set to debut at CES and will work on PC, Mac, iPhone and iPod Touch.
Basically, it’s a color eBook platform that will display pages as they would appear in a printed book, offering a wholly different experience from E-Ink eReaders. Blio will also support various kinds of enhancements–embedded audio and animation–that will enable new kinds of hybrid books.
Wired’s Gadget Lab covered Blio earlier this week, citing this statement from Kurzweil: “Everyone who has seen it acknowledges that it is head and shoulders above others…We have high-quality graphics and animated features. Other e-readers are very primitive.”
Tune in to eBookNewser for more on Blio next week.