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Sprint, Skiff LLC
The Skiff Reader
Price: TBA

Looks like the Kindle and the Nook will have yet another new e-book competitor: a large format eReader optimized for live journalism.

The device, called the Skiff Reader, is from a joint venture between Sprint and New York-based Skiff LLC. It can download e-books as well as both newspaper and magazine content, using a screen from LG Displays that nearly has the resolution of ink on a page. And the unit will be wirelessly connected to Sprint's 3G fast data network to allow for real time content updates.

Considering that most print publishers are struggling to compete with Web content, the buzz is that this unit, or something similar, will be in the top 10 newspaper markets by the end of 2010.

NEXT: 5) E-books with an edge

Last updated January 06 2010: 10:30 AM ET
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