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Old 01-04-2010, 02:10 PM   #1
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Skiff reader is largest yet with 11.5" display to debut at CES

This is the Reader from the Hearst consortium formerly known as FirstPaper. 1600x 1200 11.5 inch touch screen. Finger and stylus touch say the articles



Skiff Reader is 1/4 inch thick weighing just over a pound with a battery that will last "typically " a week" Download content with WiFi or 3g (via sprint) from the Skiff store etc. You'll be able to purchase it at Sprint stores.

The Skiff content delivery service will available for other devices.

Display is LG's flexible display using e-ink and their "foil-backed" tech instead of glass. I wonder which is more durable Platic Logics or LG?


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http://wireless.sys-con.com/node/1234459

http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/04/s...-a-sprint-sto/

There are some photos and a 360 view at the Skiff site.

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Old 01-04-2010, 02:25 PM   #2
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The first Skiff Reader will be demonstrated at an invitation-only CES event presented by Sprint on Jan 7th and 8th.
hmm. so no hands on outside the events Thursday and Friday
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It looks good...too bad it's e-ink still...but if adequately powered, it could prove formidable against the Que for news/document reading...
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Old 01-04-2010, 03:07 PM   #5
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It looks snazzy! Every day sees new contenders for large screen readers, I love it!
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Old 01-04-2010, 03:08 PM   #6
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this is an interesting step for Hearst el al.

The foil backed display tech from LG is also being tested with OLED displays. They probably are looking at flexible/durable PHOLED for future versions
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Old 01-04-2010, 03:29 PM   #7
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Hell, that's great.

Wanna have but they should change the green ring to a grey color - it takes the focus from the reader =(.

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Hm, looks spiffy, wonder what formats it uses.
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I guess I'm not that tuned into the colors, because I had to go back to see what you were talking about. What green ring? I thought. It still took me a few seconds to see it, when I DID look again. I was too busy drooling over the rest of it, I guess.

I WANT a reader, darn it. I just need to find the right one, and I'm getting impatient.
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I don't see how this is the largest display...the Que panel is spec'd at 8.5" x 11" which means about a 14" diagonal measurement. Still it's a nice true large format panel.
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If you go to the website and check on the tech specs, the display is "the world's first metal-foil e-paper display". The substrate is stainless steel which means no glass! The screen was developed by LG Display.
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...the Que panel is spec'd at 8.5" x 11" which means about a 14" diagonal measurement.
No the Que device is spec'd at 8 1/2 by 11 the Que display is smaller. Its 10.6 or something diagonal
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I don't see how this is the largest display...the Que panel is spec'd at 8.5" x 11" which means about a 14" diagonal measurement. Still it's a nice true large format panel.
As far as I remember, it is the size of the Que device not the screen alone.
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If you go to the website and check on the tech specs, the display is "the world's first metal-foil e-paper display". The substrate is stainless steel which means no glass! The screen was developed by LG Display.
well, it is not as if the plastic logic FLEXIBLE panel is going to use glass...


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As far as I remember, it is the size of the Que device not the screen alone.
About the size of the Que's panel here is the summary page form the PL site:

http://www.plasticlogic.com/ereader/index.php

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The Largest Screen in the Industry. At a whopping 8.5 x 11 inches, the letter-sized QUE makes reading business documents, newspapers and periodicals effortless.
I see they got me...it sounds like a letter sized panel but it's not...d'oh!! RIF, huh? hehehehe...thanks!

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It looks good...too bad it's e-ink still...but if adequately powered, it could prove formidable against the Que for news/document reading...
Only e-ink devices have a chance of reaching a mass audience outside of the geek niche, and luckily it seems that most current device makers realize that. The iSlate may make techheads drool in comparison, but reading on an emissive display will never have a chance against the paper and e-paper experience.
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