Toshiba is going to launch a digital book store sometime in the next couple of weeks powered by Blio, Ray Kurzweil’s eBook software platform.
eBookNewser recently reported on Kurzweil’s platform, which is expected to hit the market very soon, perhaps in the form of this “Toshiba Book Place.”
According to The Toshiba Book Place site, the store will launch in the coming weeks, and shoppers will be able to buy everything from best sellers and cookbooks to travel guides, kids books and textbooks. The Book Place is already preloaded on some Toshiba laptops, and owners of these computers can currently sample complimentary books on the platform.
Toshiba recently showed off the “libretto W100,” a portable PC that has eReader capabilities, including two screens that can be held sideways like pages in a book. This device hits shelves in Japan in August, and with this new Book Place, Toshiba is well positioned to enter the eBook business.
Via Mike Cane.