Hands-on: OpenMoko WikiReader is simple, appealing

“OpenMoko’s WikiReader is a unique gadget with a single
function. The simple handheld device stores the text of over 3
million Wikipedia entries, enabling convenient offline access to
the popular Internet encyclopedia. We have conducted some hands-on
testing with the new product and found it to be surprisingly
compelling despite its limitations.

“OpenMoko, a FIC spin-off that was originally founded with the
ambitious goal of building a completely open source smartphone
handset, began developing the WikiReader this year after
significant financial and technical challenges forced the company
to discontinue phone development. The WikiReader was announced to
the public last month and is available for purchase for $99 from
the company’s website.”

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