It’s bigger than any Kindle or device from B&N. Optimized for magazines and newspapers, the Skiff Reader offers a durable 11.5-inch (1600 x 1200) “Metal Foil” touchscreen display, but it’s still just a quarter of an inch thick.

Connecting to the upcoming Skiff digital store via Wi-Fi and Sprint’s 3G network, the Skiff Reader will support yet unannounced content partnerships including books, specially focusing on large format print like above-mentioned magazines and newspapers—including “visually appealing layouts, high-resolution graphics, rich typography and dynamic updates.” And with a screen that’s nearly two inches larger and significantly sharper than even a Kindle DX, the Skiff Reader certainly seems well-positioned for this role—even though it’s still just black and white.