Skiff e-reader may finally get people to read the newspapers a whole lot more

by Shayne Rana

Personally I’m not a fan of the eBook as I’d rather kick back with a good old hard bound book and not have to worry about a charge running out except my own. Device like Amazon’s Kindle and Sony’s Reader may have certain facets that may be a bit appealing and one of them is the display size and type as well as the kind resolution it provides which makes it seem as close to a real book. The latest in this kind of technology is the Skiff which is another eBook reader that’s been optimized for reading newspapers and magazines, so naturally it has a much larger display. It’s coupled with an e-reading service to help provide content for users. It’s supposed to the thinnest e-reader around with an 11.5-inch touchscreen display that supports a resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels (UXGA).

While it is quite sleek it’s also designed to be durable as the display itself is designed with the next-generation of e-paper display – one based on a thin, flexible sheet of stainless-steel foil. Skiff has tied up with Sprint to provide 3G connectivity for Skiff’s dedicated e-reading devices in the US. SO far there’s no price. Like I said I’ve not been a fan of this particular type of technology but the Skiff just might sway me.