Openmoko, the company that first gained attention for its Linux-based phone platform, launched a new pocket-sized open source product in time for this holiday season, the WikiReader. The WikiReader is an inexpensive ($99), low-power, 4-inch square touchscreen LCD display device pre-loaded with the text of three million Wikipedia pages on a microSD card.

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8 years 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago


Got one, works well, recommend it to others.

I got one to see what browsing Wikipedia off-line would be like and it's fantastic. Far more useful than I ever thought it could be.

It runs on free software, as I understand the software in the device, and Openmoko promises updates to the Wikipedia data.

I recommend getting one.