We know that with or without ?, 2010 is going to be the year of the Tablet.  This might be the most interesting one to hit before January 27th.  Hearst’s Skiff is a 1200×1600 monster of a flexible tablet (yet the screen measures only 11 inches diagonally) which yields a 174 ppi screen.  More pictures below.



Device Dimensions:

9 inches (228.6 mm) by
11 inches (279.4 mm) by
0.268 inches (6.8 mm)


17-9/16 oz (498 grams)

Magnesium housing


Display Size:

11.5 inches (292.1 mm)
measured diagonally

Display Resolution:

1200 x 1600 pixels

174 ppi

Display Technology:

Silicon thin-film-transistors (TFT) on flexible stainless-steel substrateRugged Metal-Foil e-Paper Display

Shatter-proof, crack-proof

Full Touchscreen:

Supports both finger and stylus operation


Battery Life (approx):

One week of average life (thousands of page turns with periodic wireless use)

Rechargeable high-capacity Lithium Ion battery

Recharging Time:

2-3 hrs


Long-range wireless:


Short-range wireless:


Wired (for sideloading content):

USB 2.0 over standard mini-USB port


Internal Memory:

4 GB (with 3+ GB available for content)

External (Add-On) Memory:

SDHC 2.0 standard compliant SD-card slot


Built-in speaker

3.5 mm standard audio jack


via Engadget

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