Will Your Future E-Reader Be a Phone?

On Tuesday, Hearst Corp. e-reading company Skiff announced that it signed a deal with Samsung’s mobile phone division to become its “preferred e-reading service partner.”

That means that future Samsung smart phones, like the Galaxy S it unveiled at CTIA Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday, will have built-in Skiff software that will enable them to view periodical and book content in a format designed for the phone’s 4-inch screen. Skiff and Samsung will work together to make the software feature nice graphics and automatic updates of content.

At CES in January, Skiff unveiled a slick e-reader optimized for presenting e-book versions of newspapers. That device is still supposed to come out before the end of the year.

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