Skiff and Sprint to Preview Skiff Reader at CES
Posted on January 4, 2010
Skiff, LLC and Sprint announced that they will preview the Skiff Reader - an electronic reader designed for newspaper and magazine content - at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas later this week.
The Skiff Reader is a touchscreen device that is about a quarter-inch in overall heigh. Skiff claims it features the largest and highest-resolution electronic-paper display yet unveiled in a consumer device, at 11.5" in size (measured diagonally) and a resolution of 1200 x 1600 pixels (UXGA). The Skiff Reader weighs just over one pound and can lasts over a week of average use between charges. Skiff says it worked closely with LG Display, innovator of the foil-display technology, to optimize and implement its non-glass display for the Skiff Reader.
Skiff signed a multi-year agreement with Sprint to provide 3G connectivity for Skiff's dedicated e-reading devices in the United States. In addition to 3G, the Skiff Reader will also support wireless connectivity via WiFi. The Skiff Reader will feature the Skiff service and digital store, allowing consumers to wirelessly purchase newspapers, magazines, books, blogs and other content from publishers.
Skiff plans to make the Skiff Reader available for purchase later this year in more than 1,000 Sprint retail locations across the U.S., as well as online at sprint.com. Availability, pricing, additional distribution channels and other details will be disclosed at a later date.