Wednesday, April 7, 2010
One problem with those clunky e-book readers that have been available till now is that they are somewhat thick compared to traditional magazines and newspapers. And they are not flexible. You can’t even think of bending your Kindle or Sony e-book reader. Those devices would break if you tried to bend them. But that will change once this new reader from the ensemble of US publisher Hearst Media appears in the Indian market.
This inimitable 11.5-inch flexible gizmo goes by the name of Skiff and it is geared to change the way we get our daily quota of news and entertainment. The Skiff has 3G connectivity, a 1200 x 1600 resolution screen and being only 0.25 inches thick, it is all set to give those anorexic models a run for their money. The flexible display made of a thin sheet of stainless steel foil, is also embellished with touchscreen capabilities. A clear must have for all book lovers.
I will have to check out the price to find out if I can afford it.