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Indigo to launch its own e-reader?

Canada AM tech reporter Kris Abel was casually chatting with Indigo CEO Heather Reisman this morning “ she had just got through doing an interview about her annual “summer reads” selections “ when she revealed that Indigo is currently in final talks with a number of e-book reader manufacturers about adopting one of their devices and launching it here in Canada “ under the Indigo name “ by the end of this year.

The link to Abel’s post is currently broken, but the gist of it is as follows:

While chatting with myself back-stage she divulged the company’s plans, willing only to confirm that it won’t be the Sony Reader, already available and supported by Sony’s own online E-Book store, nor Amazon’s Kindle, which has yet to find a launch in Canada. Instead the retailer will launch their own service, one that will follow on the heels of their successful ShortCovers service, launched earlier this year.

No one from Indigo has verified Abel’s report, as of yet. Keep checking Q&Q Omni for further updates.