Skiff Reader: The Ultimate E-Reader

The Skiff Reader has overtaken the Amazon Kindle DX as the largest e-reader on the market, but its size isn’t what makes the Skiff so special.

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The Skiff Reader has overtaken the Amazon Kindle DX as the largest e-reader on the market, but its size isn’t what makes the Skiff so special. The Skiff Reader brings two new technologies to the large-scale e-reader market: a touchscreen e-ink display and “silicon thin-film-transistors on a flexible steel substrate”, reading the press release from the company’s site.

How large is the new Skiff Reader? The Skiff Reader pushes the e-reader standard by featuring a full touchscreen display spanning 11.5-inches. The Amazon Kindle DX and smaller Kindle models don’t feature touchscreen e-ink, neither does that Barnes and Noble Nook. This provides a new, finger-friendly world of navigation as you flip pages, highlight and select content modules and skim through your favorite ebooks.

Tech-spec wise, the reader will come with a resolution of 1200 x 1600 pixels, feature 4GB of memory, SDHC card slot, speaker, 3.5mm headphones jack, a full touchscreen display and connectivity via 3G in the US with Sprint rather than AT&T. It will also come with Wi-Fi for connectivity at home.

” The “silicon thin-film-transistors” technology is a bit more esoteric. In short, the technology used in the Skiff Reader makes it flexible – meaning it can bend and warp on a whim, giving it a more durable and rugged build in contrast to those crackable Kindles. The e-reader uses a metal foil design that merges with the thin film transistors to fit into a low-profile shape, in this case just a quarter-inch in thickness.

The Skiff Reader is the first of many new products according to the company. The Skiff Reader is coming later this year, available at Sprint retail outlets. [Skiff via Pocket-Lint]

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