Sprint providing the backbone of the Skiff Reader
Not only will it be a standalone e-reader, Skiff will offer a one-click store selling newspapers, magazines, and books that works on other reading devices and smartphones. Fuchsberg goes on to say “We think there’ll be a market for dedicated readers alongside applications on your phone or tablet PCs.” Despite it being launched with a black and white screen at first, color models will be developed aggressively over the course of the coming year.
No pricing has been revealed for the Skiff, but “it will be competitively priced” according to Fuchsberg. From a design point, the Skiff will be the thinnest e-reader to date with a 1200 x 1600 pixel display at 11.5” in size – compare that to the Amazon Kindle’s 600 x 900 pixel display. Yet another gamble from a wireless carrier, but hopefully it’ll turn up positive for the number three provider.
source: NY Times