The Financial Times, Forbes, the New Yorker, Slate, Les Echoes and Wirtschafts Woche have signed deals with Microsoft to develop tools to publish trial tablet PC magazines. They are hoping to have something usable some time in 2003. Despite the limited take-up of ebooks, the publishers hope to appeal to advertisers for similar reasons: the familiarity and acceptance of print display ads plus the interactivity and personalisation opportunities of electronic publishing. Meanwhile digital edition software company has announced a reader application for tablet PC.
(From CNet News.Com)