January 5, 2010

Linux e-Reader Boasts 11.5-inch Display

Skiff LLC announced a Linux-based e-book reader optimized for newspaper and magazine content, delivered via Sprint's 3G network. The Skiff Reader's display is claimed to be the largest (11.5 inches) and highest-resolution (UXGA) among e-readers, and the first to offer LG Displays' stainless-steel foil display technology, touted for greater durability.
A Hearst Corporation-backed startup formerly known as FirstPaper, Skiff LLC is gambling that consumers will be willing to carry around a larger size e-reader suited to displaying newspaper and magazine content. Due to ship sometime this year, the Skiff Reader is the first of a number of devices that will support the Skiff e-reading service...
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