BLIO, the much-hyped e-reading platform spearheaded by inventor Ray Kurzweil, just took a big step toward increased prominence in the e-reading space by signing an agreement with hardware manufacturer Dell. Today, the two companies announced that BLIO software will be incorporated into a host of Dell devices, including the Inspiron duo, Dell’s new tablet.
The agreement makes Blio a part of Dell’s Stage user interface, the company’s new way of including content platforms on its devices. Blio will be the e-reading platform behind BookStage, the books portion of the stage interface.
So what’s it all mean? Well, Dell isn’t Apple, but a heck of a lot of people buy Dell computers and devices, and folks who don’t want to buy an iPad are likely to look toward Dell for other tablet options. Meaning that, between desktops and mobile devices, lots more potential readers are going to have access to Blio.