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Openmoko’s WikiReader handheld Wikipedia viewer, which we reviewed late last year, is now able to display the entire contents of Project Gutenberg. Project Gutenberg is the oldest digital library which contains more than 33,000 digital books. All of these books have been converted and compressed so that users can download the entire Project Gutenberg library onto a 4GB microSD card, which can then be installed in the WikiReader for reading without a need for a connection to the Internet. Current WikiReader owners can update their device to add this capability by visiting http://www.thewikireader.com/update/.
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Sounds interesting! But where do you download the 4Gig entire contents of Project Gutenberg? I checked out Gutenberg.org and couldn’t find it 🙁
@Bob It’s part of the wikireader update… http://www.thewikireader.com/update/
Oh, okay I see it, duh! I thought that was just the software update but it’s the full 4Gig download, dang 🙂
Imagine having all Wikipedia and all of Project Gutenberg in the palm of your hand, yikes what power and it’s offline too!!!!
Amazon has it on sale for $70.38 + 6.98 shipping (Pandigital is the North American distributor of WikiReader).. Can’t beat that price for all that knowledge!
Need some help… recently purchased Wikireader but it won’t work!!! I put in fresh batteries – didn’t help. I removed the chip and reseated it – no change. Am I at the right place or do I need to go elsewhere for this assist. All I get is the screen with the picture of the manual. Please help.
@Bob You need to contact the people that make and sell the wikireader. We just reviewed it. We don’t provide tech support for it.
when i go to http://www.thewikireader.com/update/ it says this is not the web page you are looking for
I’m not sure this device is even being supported any longer. You might watch this video. Maybe it can help:
I was going to get me one of these and then for some reason I forgotten all about the device and now it’s even supported any longer 🙁