Toshiba will soon launch its own bookstore using Blio software (first demo’d at the Consumer Electronics Show) offering the ability for 3D color interactive charts, embedded movies, and links to the web without leaving your book.
The Toshiba Book Place will launch “in the coming weeks” and the software will be pre-loaded on Toshiba laptops with some sample free books. The site will also allow text-to-speech to “read aloud books,” and even background music specific to the book. It also provides highlighting, annotating, note taking, hyperlinks, etc. and it simulates realistic page turns. Follow the link and click on the demo.