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Old 05-07-2014, 09:55 AM   #1
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Navy eReader Device (NeRD)

Engadget has a story about the US Navy's new eReader device, which is a locked-down eInk device containing a static library of books:

http://www.engadget.com/2014/05/07/navy-e-reader/

It's hardly attractive to me, but if I were serving on a ship with no other source of reading material, it would be a lot better than nothing. I wonder if it is waterproofed?
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:19 AM   #2
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:29 AM   #3
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The Verge has more information on this reader:
  • 300 ebooks are preloaded
  • 365 devices will be available
  • Selection includes Tom Clancy and James Patterson (A lot of mystery and spy books...hmmm.)
  • There is no internet, removable storage and no way to add/delete content
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:33 AM   #4
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:48 AM   #5
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From what I read, there are no ports on this eReader. It is completely closed off.
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Old 05-07-2014, 10:53 AM   #6
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Figures I guess so there are 665 total books available? Or 365 with 300 preloaded?
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:01 AM   #7
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At the same time, how do they put the books on it? load them up on the memory before inserting them on the circut board? Or charge it for that matter
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Figures I guess so there are 665 total books available? Or 365 with 300 preloaded?
Nevermind there are 300 books total, they are making 365 devices.
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:17 AM   #9
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Findaway World told me that the NeRD runs Android 2.3 (link). Pity there's no touchscreen or Wifi..
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At the same time, how do they put the books on it? load them up on the memory before inserting them on the circut board? Or charge it for that matter
It could be inductively charged, if there are truly NO ports.
Or, like just about every rechargeable device of the previous century, it could have a charging port that has nothing to do with data in any way.
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At the same time, how do they put the books on it? load them up on the memory before inserting them on the circut board? Or charge it for that matter
There is likely a charge-only port, that connects to the charging circuit and takes an AC adapter rather than a miniplug-type connection.

Edit - an ApK beat me to it.
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:31 AM   #13
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At the same time, how do they put the books on it? load them up on the memory before inserting them on the circut board? Or charge it for that matter
The ebooks are preloaded before the NeRDs are finally assembled (link).

Findaway World does the same thing with the Playaway devices they distribute.
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That's 5 ereaders per submarine. Wikipedia says the Navy has 72 subs.
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