Notices


Reply
Thread Tools
Posts: 996 | Thanked: 1,350 times | Joined on Jan 2011 @ Touring
#1
I am looking for an eInk reader to use in conjunction with my N900. Ideally the reader would be inexpensive an not tied in any way to a bookstore like nooks or kindles are, I do not want the files I load reported back to the manufacturer.
I was hoping to be able to shoot files to the reader via bluetooth and maybe be able to get on the 'net and email via wifi or bluetooth from my phone.
Linux based OS is a plus.
I am very disappointed by my wifes Nook Color running Android, I can't use bluetooth to send files and it will not use ad-hoc mode to bridge to the 3G on my N900.
I have found Hanvon and Jinke readers mentioned with a Linux OS and open SDK but unfortunately they are no longer available.
 

The Following User Says Thank You to biketool For This Useful Post:
endsormeans's Avatar
Posts: 1,859 | Thanked: 4,150 times | Joined on Feb 2013 @ Supa Natural Vancouver Island
#2
Actually I just saw one on ebay ....mind perhaps the shipping costs to my destination may be cheaper.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Hanvon-WISEre...item43c26b9bfd
__________________
Lurker since 2007, Member since 2013, Certifiable since 1972
Owner of : 1-n770 (in retirement),
3-n800's,
3-n810's,
5-n900's
-3 flawless
-1 loose usb (i don't muck with it & stress it , considering selling it, another can fix the loose usb)
-1 no telephony (perfect for permanent set-up as mini-pc with one of my monitors)


PIMP MY N8X0
Everything you need tightly explained in layman's terms ..in an easy to understand format.. and a video walkthrough to boot.
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=94294
THE LOST GRONMAYER CATALOGS
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php...ight=gronmayer
N8X0 VIDEO ENCODING THE EASY WAY
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php...ght=mediacoder
242gb ON N800
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=90634

THE PAIN-FREE MAEMO DEVELOPMENT LIVE DISTRO-ISO FOR THE NOOB TO THE PRO
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=95567

AFFORDABLE MASS PRODUCTION FOR MAEMO PARTS
http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=93325
 
Posts: 1,334 | Thanked: 6,014 times | Joined on Apr 2010 @ Czech Republic
#3
I'm have the Onyx Boox M92.

It is a 9.7" 16 levels of grayscale, 1200x825 E-Ink screen device running Linux & using Qt for the GUI (it even has DBUS inside! ).

It is totally independent on any bookstore and reads basically everything you can throw on it (ePUB, PDB, TXt, doc, PDB, CBR/CBZ, image files, ...) and even has several reader programs you can switch between, including the well known FBReader and Coolreader. On top of that it has a Wacom style pen tablet built-in so you can scrible & highlight your books/documents.

Regarding open source, I think basically all the source code is on Github and there is also SDK that can be used for writing applications.

Regarding interesting project with the Boox, someone ported Python on it and others are dual-booting Ubuntu and the original firmware on it.



For more info, see the M92 page on Mobileread wiki:
http://wiki.mobileread.com/wiki/Boox_M92
__________________
modRana: a flexible GPS navigation system
Mieru: a flexible manga and comic book reader

Thanks to everyone who voted for modRana & Mieru in the Maemo.org coding competition !
 

The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to MartinK For This Useful Post:
Posts: 996 | Thanked: 1,350 times | Joined on Jan 2011 @ Touring
#4
Thanks, looks like the pickings on ebay are still sparse. I am interested in the Onyx Boox as it seems big enough to actually read maps and perhaps airport approach plates.
 
Posts: 996 | Thanked: 1,350 times | Joined on Jan 2011 @ Touring
#5
Just did some research looks like Boox is Android and Hanvon is WinCE, is this correct?
 
Reply

Thread Tools

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 00:03.