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Linux e-reader boasts 11.5-inch display

Jan 06, 2010, 14:04 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Brown)

"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 touchscreen.)"

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