Monday, July 13, 2009

Lexmark (NYSE LXK) has first "line" of web-connect printers

An interesting release is out this morning from Lexmark International(NYSE LXK), touting the "world's first line of Web-connected touch screen all-in-one printers". It was just three weeks ago, also on a Monday morning, that printer industry leader HP (NYSE HPQ) trumpeted their HP Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart Web AIO (see "HP Reveals") with the press release headline "HP Introduces World’s First Web-connected Home Printer".

It seems Lexmark has done the competition one better, two better actually, with three new AIOs with similar web-connect and touchscreen characteristics, though no mention of a comparable iPhone-inspired "apps store" or the APIs and developer program that support that. From the release:

The new line includes three Web-connected touch screen AIOs with Lexmark's myTouch capacitive 4.3" touch screen technology. The touch screen AIOs will be available at competitive price points ranging from $199 to $399.

Lexmark's myTouch with SmartSolutions technology is an innovative, easy to use approach to user interfaces and includes easy-to-read graphical icons for basic AIO functions and "as needed" navigation for a more user-friendly experience.

More to follow on this news...

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