"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 (see farther below).
"To handle the larger formats required by digital newspapers and
magazines, Skiff moves up to an 11.5-inch gray-scale display, along
with UXGA (1200 x 1600 pixel) resolution. By comparison, the
largest monochrome e-reader screen we've seen to date is a 9.7-inch
E Ink model with 1200 x 825 resolution found on the Kindle DX and
the Entourage Edge. (The latter also has a 10.1-inch standard color