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Old 01-05-2010, 02:11 PM   #61
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I'm a bit concerned that they don't include which formats they support on the website or the press release. Bu they want of course to save some things for the official launch event on Thursday.

The press release does say

The Tech Spec page also talks about USB for side loading content. So you will definitely be able to use some items of your own. We'll have to wait until Thursday for more detail.
Indeed, it would be a big nuisance to do everything through "the cloud".
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Might have to reconsider my Que buy for 2010. I hope the Skiff does not turnout to be vaporware
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Might have to reconsider my Que buy for 2010. I hope the Skiff does not turnout to be vaporware
Do you have any idea what the Que will cost?
Or better yet what it should cost?

I think the Que and skiff will be $599 or more...
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Old 01-05-2010, 03:15 PM   #64
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Que details will be announced on January 7th. Presumably price will be announced then.
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:43 PM   #65
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Wow, this reader has so far also the highest resolution of all readers I know. Would be ideal for technical literature or papers, which I have to read often.

Actually it is not as big physically as I thought (for the given resolution), I did a little comparison with my devices, printed out the image from the Skiff site to scale, see enclosed image.
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Do you have any idea what the Que will cost?
Or better yet what it should cost?

I think the Que and skiff will be $599 or more...
Probably around that imo. Apple tablet will probably come in at around $900 and provide a good newspaper reading experience (basically viewing the online newspapers and multimedia on a 10" screen). I'm waitin for the tablet then seeing what else is available in Feb (maybe a new kindle!).
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Wow, this reader has so far also the highest resolution of all readers I know. Would be ideal for technical literature or papers, which I have to read often.

Actually it is not as big physically as I thought (for the given resolution), I did a little comparison with my devices, printed out the image from the Skiff site to scale, see enclosed image.
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what size paper did you print that on?
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:46 PM   #69
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what size paper did you print that on?
It was printed on two DIN A4 sheets and then cut out and glued together. The Skiff is a bit wider than an A4 page (210 mm vs. 228.6 mm).

I got the dimensions from the Skiff specs page at http://www.skiff.com//skiff-reader_tech-specs.html:

Device Dimensions:
9 inches (228.6 mm) by
11 inches (279.4 mm) by
0.268 inches (6.8 mm)
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:45 PM   #70
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excellent thanks.

When we have a good photo of the Que later maybe you can do another for it

edit- maybe this one will do? http://www.gottabemobile.com/wp-cont...asticlogic.jpg
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So you think there are more Tablet PCs out there than ereaders such as the kindle?
I think two years from now there will be a lot more tablet PCs out there then there are ereaders such as the kindle. Not now, of course.
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Wow, this reader has so far also the highest resolution of all readers I know. Would be ideal for technical literature or papers, which I have to read often.

Actually it is not as big physically as I thought (for the given resolution), I did a little comparison with my devices, printed out the image from the Skiff site to scale, see enclosed image.
yes, in terms of total pixels sure it has more...but in ppi it's pretty much the same as all of the 6" panels at about 174ppi. So while the panel's total resolution is greater the resolving ability of the panel is no greater than a 6" device. And you actually want this because if it was otherwise you end up with smaller characters and graphics as those are typically set in stone and unless a page/book is setup to allow for scaling or designed specifically for larger panels, the results can be less than optimal. Same thing happened when UXGA LCD panels came out...all it did was increase the number of pixels but because pages are defined using pixel sizes for text rather than something that scales relative to the panel size, all we got was micro-text and a headache trying to read the content unless you lowered the resolution of the panel in the system settings.
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Probably around that imo. Apple tablet will probably come in at around $900 and provide a good newspaper reading experience (basically viewing the online newspapers and multimedia on a 10" screen). I'm waitin for the tablet then seeing what else is available in Feb (maybe a new kindle!).
If Apple releases a tablet, it'll be not nice to use as a reader.
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unless they are using what many of us are overlooking...either the PixelQi panel or some similar panel with a full power off reading mode.
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unless they are using what many of us are overlooking...either the PixelQi panel or some similar panel with a full power off reading mode.
The PixelQi sounds interesting, but has anybody actually seen and used it? It may not be the answer to your prayers, as some believe. We need some real world experience to really judge it.
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