twice connect
careers

‘WikiReader' Handheld Debuts

10/15/2009 02:16:19 PM Eastern

Taipei, Taiwan
- A new "WikiReader" palm-sized device at $99 embeds 3 million Wikipedia
articles in a handheld, so users can access information on the go without the
need for a cellular connection.

 Openmoko's WikiReader

Offered by
Openmoko, the handheld became available Tuesday at Amazon.com and http://thewikireader.com. It is expected
to be carried by other retailers in 2010, said a spokeswoman.

The device turns
on instantly and has a touchscreen allowing users to scroll through articles
with a finger stroke. Users can update the device through a connection to a PC,
or through a biannual subscription to MicroSD card updates for $29.

"We created
the WikiReader to be fun, easy, informative and entertaining for all
ages," said Openmoko CEO Sean Moss-Pultz.

PHOTOS
ProSource Meeting Filled With Optimism

San Antonio — Optimism reigned at ProSource’s

Ingram Draws 500 To Spring Vendor Expo

Scottsdale, Ariz. — Ingram Micro Consumer

CEA Holds ’14 Digital Patriots Dinner

Washington — CEA held its annual Digital Patriots’

8 Technology Accessories For a Greener Earth

An Earth Day review of Earth-friendly products, by

BrandSource Shows Diverse Product Selection

BrandSource’s Summit show at the Marriott World

Scenes From Toy Fair

By Lisa Johnston

ADL Honors Morales, Bilas, Paull, Weedfald At Annual Dinner

New York — The Anti-Defamation League’s National