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What is the most hackable e-book reader?

Asked by justn (1382points) June 9th, 2010

My b-day is coming up and I’m wanting an e-book reader. What I don’t want is one that is crippled and can’t handle a bunch of book formats. Even if I have to do a bit of hardware or software hacking to get one more open I’d be willing to do it. Basically I want the Android phone of e-book readers.

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AstroChuck's avatar

The Nook supports many formats and uses Android as its OS. I don’t know how easy it is to hack however.

mrrich724's avatar

I’m sure it wouldn’t take too long for iPwn or some group of guys to hack the iPad. . .

Nullo's avatar

Definitely shop around. I think that the Sony reader will support standard text document formats like .doc, .rtf, and .txt

Buttonstc's avatar

This is the link for the iPhone developers blog but also contains info about the ipad hack (which was developed within a day of its appearance).

I also know there are other similar sites which also have forums where you can ask more specific Qs about hacking the ipad, precautions and limitations.

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