Something about Blio doesn’t add up

Ray Kurzweil was interviewed by the NYTimes last week, and there's not much in the article that I didn't report back in May. Blio's an enhanced book format, it should be available next month on PC and iPhone, and major PC manufacturers are going to preload it at the factory.

The article might be nothing new, but it does give me a good opportunity to raise an issue that's been bugging me.  Blio is going to run on Symbian, Android, and iPhone, but it has always been demoed on a large screen (17" and above). How are they planning to duplicate the user experience shown in the demo when smartphones have comparatively small screens and weak CPUs? I just don't see how it's possible. The following demo video will better illustrate my concern:

I asked the Baker & taylor people this question, and I'll post their answer when I get it. Here is the answer:

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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