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Old 03-06-2013, 05:38 AM   #1
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Question eink device to prove the usability in a dtn

I am looking for a e-ink device to prove the usability in a Delay-Tolerant Network[1]

the requirement to prove the usability are email and web access

my wishlist device requirements are
  • keyboard
  • WIFI
  • memory card slot
  • SDK



[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delay-tolerant_networking
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:41 AM   #2
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No eInk device is good for email and web browsing. I'd suggest that you get an Android LCD tablet.
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:34 AM   #3
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If it's possible on an e-ink reader, you'd need a rootable android device.

The Nook is the most stable rooted device. I've seen it running Quake 3...
The Sony is also rootable, but I don't think it's as stable.

For web browsing, you'd need to turn off the e-ink flashing. I understand this is possible with the Sony T2. Presumably this is possible in both devices once rooted.

No idea about attaching a hardware keyboard.

They have wifi.

Ultimately, if it's possible, you'd probably be best to look at a rooted a Nook. There is a software development sub-section in the Nook section where you could ask. You'd need to ask some technical questions to find out if it could be done.

Incidentally, why don't you want to use an Android phone or tablet?

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Old 03-06-2013, 12:46 PM   #4
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What kind of SDK; there are lots of different ones. SDK just means software development kit.
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:35 PM   #5
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Incidentally, why don't you want to use an Android phone or tablet?
the high up time and the off-gird nature of this project
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