Blio vs. Kindle and Books at Consumer Electronics Show 2010

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Blio is a new way to read.  Kindle revolutionized reading books.  Blio is one of the hot items at the Consumer Electronics Show 2010 opening tomorrow in Las Vegas.  Blio is e-reading software with incredible functionality.

Blio software will be available for free download by spring, 2010.  Blio is introduced by Baker & Taylor teamed with technologist Ray Kurzwell.  Last year Kurzwell told PW the sofware will run on netbooks, laptops, desktop computerse and smartphones.

Reports say Blio supports ePub.  There are full color graphics including 3D.  Blio features multiple voices, notetaking, video and other useful features.  A spokeperson from Baker & Taylor indicated there will be over 200,000 titles available when Blio is launched including childrens books.

I don’t have a Kindle so I’ll be watching for free Blio software in the spring.  I also like real books.  There’s something about the feel of a book in my hand or handbag that just feels right.  I also love the smell of old bookstores.  I’m still interested in reading more with Blio!

What do you think of Blio?  Do you have a Kindle?  Will these devices make paper books obsolete?

Here is a YouTube video clip about the Consumer Electronics Show 2010:


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