Reports coming in from all over on the Skiff reader launch today - among a plethora of devices launched to coincide with the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) the huge ecommodity fetishist conference and exhibition show in Las Vegas. The Skiff is an A4, flexible, hi resolution device - designed for newspaper and magazine reading with 3G connectivity and indeed looks like a very desireable object - however as with lots of these new mobile connected devices there is no UK release date.
Smartbooks will also be released from a number of vendors at CES - smartbooks are cross between mobile phones and netbooks and a phenomenon waiting to explode. Google launch their Nexus One phone too today which will provide users with a full google experience from the phone. One observation - we are exhausting the ability of the language to gracefully describe these devices - Netbooks, ebooks, ereaders, smartbooks, smartphones all sound so awful. No news yet of the Apple islate or tablet though which promises to be the ultimate gadget fetish at least for now.