Engadget is reporting from CTIA that Samsung and Skiff have announced a partnership to bring Skiff content to Samsung smartphones. There is no word yet on availability. Here is an excerpt:
Skiff's mission is delivering the next generation of e-reading to consumers. So it's fitting that we're here today with Samsung, showcasing the next wave in smartphones.
When the Skiff Store and service launch later on this year, we'll offer a comprehensive selection of content from leading magazines, newspapers, books and blogs.
As a preferred e-reading service partner across a range of Samsung devices, we'll feature newspapers like The New York Times and Financial Times; magazines such as Forbes, Esquire and -- for the one or two of you who might care about topics like technology and science -- Popular Mechanics; as well as bestselling ebooks from publishers including Random House and Simon & Schuster.
The first thing I noticed is that there is no mention of the Samsung ebook readers, and I think I know why.
Do you recall when Samsung announced a couple weeks back that they would be selling the E6 in the USA? They only mentioned the one model, even though we know there were 4 models on display at CES, and we know that all 4 models will be sold in Europe and Australia. I followed up on the US announcement, and the PR firm has no information about the other models or why they weren't mentioned. My best guess is that someone in Samsung (not the PR firm) has screwed up repeatedly.
I'm going to keep an eye on this, and I'll report when I get more information.