Sprint announces the Skiff Reader and developer support for iDEN phones
Sprint, the third largest US mobile carrier, has partnered with Skiff, LLC, to announce that they will preview the Skiff Reader e-reader at CES 2010.
Coming as the “first e-reader optimized for newspaper and magazine content”, as well as the first to use LG Display’s “metal foil” e-paper technology, the Skiff Reader will use Sprint’s 3G network, allowing users to easily load digital content.
The Skiff Reader also features Wi-Fi, a 11.5 inch, 1200 x 1600 pixels touchscreen display, built-in speaker, 3.5mm headset jack, and USB 2.0.
Books, magazines, newspapers, personal and work documents, and other types of digital content can be stored on the Skiff Reader thanks to its 4GB internal memory (expandable with a MicroSD card).
The e-reader is both flexible and durable, and has a battery that can last more than a week “on average use.”
Sprint’s Skiff Reader will be available later this year, for a price that was not announced. Sprint and Skiff will also launch a Skiff Store, where users will be able to find more digital content.
In other Sprint-related news, the carrier announced that it’s expanding its Developer Sandbox program to include iDEN phones. This way, developers will be able to create applications for the iDEN handsets launched under Sprint’s Boost and Nextel brands.