Openmoko launched a small, handheld reader with an offline version of the entire English Wikipedia, the WikiReader. The reader is retailing for $99, and runs on batteries, with a monochrome touch screen. The content has no pictures, and can be filtered for use by kids. Openmoko plans to offer twice-yearly content updates for download. The WikiReader software is open source.
The WikiReader official site lists details of the device. The launch was picked up by several media outlets and blogs, with the Wikimedia Foundation blog also posting details of the reader.
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