Pre-orders for Que cancelled, launch date removed

<p>Plastic Logic has cancelled all pre-orders for its large screen e-reader Que, and is no longer showing a date at which the device will be launched, according to<em> <a href="http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/06/plastic-logic-que-e-reader-turns-... target="_blank">Wired.</a></em></p><p>Although the company is describing it as a &quot;delay&quot;, the magazine suggests the device is &quot;increasingly looking like vaporware&quot;.</p><p>&ldquo;We need to let you know that since your unit will not ship on June 24 as planned, our automated ordering system has automatically canceled your order,&rdquo; Plastic Logic sent in an e-mail to its customers.</p><p>Touted as a device for business people, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Excel, and PDFs, as well as e-books, magazines and newspapers, can be accessed from the Que. A 4-GB version of the Que with Wi-Fi and storage for about 35,000 documents was priced at $650 (&pound;430). The company also announced a $800 8-GB version that includes Wi-Fi and 3G capability.</p><p><em>Wired </em>described this offering, and its price tag, as &quot;an ambitious move and one out-of-sync with the trend in the e-reader market&quot;.</p><p><a href="http://bookseller-association.blogspot.com/2010/06/plastic-logic-to-beco... target="_blank" title="http://bookseller-association.blogspot.com/2010/06/plastic-logic-to-beco... his digital blog</a>, Martyn Daniels wrote: &quot;Plastic Logic have made the fatal mistake of promising too much and taking too long to deliver in a rapidly changing world. They would have been far wiser to get out there a year ago with some shortfalls and get it right on version two than strive for perfection and never deliver or arrive to the party as all the guests are leaving.&quot; </p>