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Specs[edit]

Does anyone have more detailed specifications? E.g. dimensions and weight.

Does anyone know if by buying a WikiReader you actually support the Wikimedia foundation ? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 58.8.184.95 (talk) 15:52, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

AFAIK it does not. Janschejbal (talk) 09:44, 16 October 2009 (UTC) I was wrong. According to an openmoko youtube comment wikimedia does get something. Janschejbal (talk) 11:02, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

I don't consider retail cost to be a specification and propose that it be moved from the specifications into the main body of the article. If the device were open hardware then a pricing of the bill of materials might belong in the specifications section, but as it stands I propose it be revised. LeeColleton (talk) 20:28, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

Battery life[edit]

A one year battery life? Come ON. What's the real battery length? Overlord11001001 17:34, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

That is indeed what they claim. --Cybercobra (talk) 19:00, 14 October 2009 (UTC)
It's 1 year at 15mins / day or about 90 hours of constant use. ProstheticHead (talk) 16:59, 15 October 2009 (UTC)
They've obviously failed to take into account this phenomena. --Cybercobra (talk) 23:28, 15 October 2009 (UTC)

Technical details[edit]

Could someone please find/provide some technical details like screen resolution, exact screen (not device) size etc.? Janschejbal (talk) 09:44, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

Have a look at this page: http://wiki.github.com/wikireader/wikireader/hardware-specifications (I would update the article myself but since it's my company I don't think it's ethically right) mosko —Preceding unsigned comment added by Moskovich (talkcontribs) 14:45, 4 November 2009 (UTC)
I think the requested technical details (screen size, resolution) have already been added since this request. Mosko, you are very welcome to stick around to provide sources, point out errors, propose changes, etc. Thanks for declaring your WP:COI. Rror (talk) 15:35, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

Other Wiki Content?[edit]

Does anyone know if this device supports content from other MediaWikis? It would be great if this device was more of a MediaWiki framework device that would allow for anyone to take their MediaWiki instance offline, load it on a flash card, and then use the WikiReader to port that content anywhere. --Greg (talk) 09:28, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

A highly unencyclopedic answer from the twitter stream [1] :) Rror (talk) 12:31, 22 October 2009 (UTC)
Technically we can support anything in mediawiki format. Minor changes are need to the python scripts that process XML files into the native format. This is not currently documented outside the source codes themselves. Moskovich (talk) 15:54, 7 November 2009 (UTC)
We've started to post builds for languages beyond English at | http://dev.thewikireader.com Moskovich (talk) 09:02, 2 May 2010 (UTC)
I parsed/rendered a combined dutch + english version of wikipedia for the wikireader, maybe the fact that other versions are available could be included? [2] JobSnijders (talk) 11:47, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

Limitations[edit]

I added this section in good faith because it is important to understand what this device is---and is not. I own one and love it, but the device could be better. The silently missing chunks of article information originally encoded as Wikipedia tables and formulas is particularly irritating. Go ahead read the Morse code article on the WikiReader and discover that you cannot learn Morse code from the article---when all the lights (and Internet) go out---because (predictably) the information you need was stored in a "table"! Want to know what the heat index is? Tables and formulas again. I'm hopeful that we'll be able to remove some of the "Limitations" bullets sometime in the future. It's just a small matter of programming. --- Bruce D. Lightner (talk) 18:43, 27 July 2010 (UTC)

"Undo" of WikiReader "Spec" Regarding 40% Free Space[edit]

Undo of revision 376357122 by Duydaniel (talk). Curious to know my contribution was deleted? Did I get this wrong? Bruce D. Lightner (talk) 03:24, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

Pricing[edit]

This is why it is a bad idea to put pricing info in Wikipedia articles:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA0MC0820903[dead link]

$20 for a product that we say costs $99. --Guy Macon (talk) 12:55, 7 January 2012 (UTC)