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Hardware modders have prised open Barnes and Noble’s nook ebook reader, turning the device into an Android-based tablet PC complete with a free mobile connection. Nook hardware hackers turn the device into a Android tablet The multi-stage hack is documented on nookDevs. Part one involves a process called teardown, and this is …

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Wi-Fi + 3G + choice_of_OS = ??

Wi-Fi + 3G + choice_of_OS = all_you_can_eat_roaming_hotspot_router

Shame that version will never now make it to the UK.... :-(

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Shouldn't be hard to render the wireless useless

The wireless only needs to be able to access certain discreet landing sites, most of which are probably on the B&N site. Therefore if it is open I doubt it will be for long.

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Nook-Nik!

Qu-Pla....?

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Barnes and Noble should celebrate ...

and embrace these new features as the basis if Nooky 2.

If they did they would outsell that dog called Kindle (which is crippled outside the U.S.A.) and become number 1, or at least ahead of Kindle.

What a marketing opportunity.

P.S. Congratulations to the modders.

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Wouldn't it be cool if...

Barnes and Noble realized that an Android tablet computer with a dedicated book reader function is a lot more interesting than a dedicated book reader.

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Teardown followed by rooting?

Sounds like my recipe for a good Saturday night.

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