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Skiff Reader Offers Big eBooks in Thin Package

Skiff Reader Offers Big eBooks in Thin Package
The original Amazon Kindle wasn’t the first ebook reader to market, but it was the one that popularized the format. Amazon went a little further it released the Kindle DX, going with a bigger screen. Going even further is the Skiff Reader with its 11.5-inch display.

This doesn’t get the same integration with the online Amazon store as the Kindle, but this is one of the biggest displays I have seen on an e-book reader to date. The 11.5-inch display offers a formidable resolution of 1200 x 1600 too, so you can be sure that the text remains crisp and legible.

But wait. There’s more. The Skiff Reader is only a quarter of an inch thick, making it one of the thinnest ebook readers too. While it doesn’t do the Amazon store thing, this device is capable of using the Sprint 3G network for wireless downloads.

Another claim to fame is the use of a thin, flexible sheet of stainless steel foil for the e-paper display, which is supposed to be more durable than the glass type used on other ebook readers.

Distribution will be done through over 1,000 Sprint locations across the country, but an exact date and price have not yet been confirmed.

Source: Crunchgear

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