e-Readers: Kindle goes global, iRiver plays catchup, and Hearst is just damned crazy


The Kindle is finally to get global wireless internet, spots Engadget. But a new challenger appears: iRiver, with a surprisingly unappetizing clone that'll have a hard time against Sony's Digital Edition and B&N's Nook.

Myself, I'll take the Skiff, an 11.5" monstrosity with a 1600×1200 resolution display, just announced by Heart Publishing. It'll have 3G internet via Sprint, but no pricing details are out just yet. This Burj Dubai of e-readers doubles as a baking tray and will be featured in a new remake of The Omen, sliding off a truck and decapitating David Warner.