Skiff and Sprint announced today their 3G-connected Skiff Reader will be making an appearance at CES this year. The Skiff reader is noted for being the slimmest eReader device in the market. The Skiff Reader is a fully touchscreen capable device that features a large, high-resolution electronic-paper display measuring in at 11.5″ (diagonally) and a resolution of 1200 x 1600 pixels (UXGA). This new eReader will also feature Sprint’s 3G connectivity and the Skiff service and digital store which allows consumers to wirelessly purchase and access a wide variety of newspapers, magazines, books, blogs and other content from multiple publishers. This device is also the first to feature “Metal Foil” e-paper technology, amking it unusually flexible.
“The forthcoming launch of the Skiff Reader is an exciting development for consumers who are looking for more and more choice in the arena of embedded devices,” said Dan Dooley, president wholesale solutions, Sprint. “We have witnessed a strong demand for e-readers in recent years and now Sprint is showing its commitment to Skiff by making this new device available on the 3G network and for sale in Sprint retail stores.”This may be the only eReader the publishing world will get excited about—its claim-to-fame being its direct correlation with Hearst Corp. Newspaper, magazine and blog publishers will also be able to sell and integrate display advertising alongside the content that Skiff delivers, presenting a new feature to the e-reading mainstream market. There shall be more details to come once CES officially begins—most likely it will be Hearst showing it off later this week.
Here are some quick specs:
- Display: 11.5″ diagonal touchscreen, flexible E-Ink
- Resolution: 1200×1600 (UXGA)
- Weight: under 1 pound
- Thickness: just over 0.25 inches
- Battery: “over a week of average use between charges”
- Wireless: Sprint 3G, WiFi