HSDPA modem + iLiad reader = eBook nirvana anywhere

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Irex3gRemember that HSDPA-capable USB modem we mentioned yesterday? We knew it was a T-Mobile rebadge of a Vodafone device but what we didn’t know is that you can connect it to an iLiad eBook reader! MobileRead forum member, drazvan, provides the how-to on getting connected complete with a Zip file of some scripts. You’ll likely have to mod a few bits yourself, but downloading eBooks when there’s no WiFi in sight is worth it, no?

Anybody else getting creative with 3G modems and dedicated eBook readers?

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Kevin C. Tofel

I’ve heard the same but haven’t seen anything official from Amazon yet. 3G or better on a dedicated eBook reader might be overkill, unless it has other web functionality that can use the speedy broadband as well. Part of me wonders if a slower integrated wireless connection would be good enough to download eBooks and make the price more appealing. Paying a monthly fee for EVDO only to download eBooks isn’t cost effective for me personally; I’d prefer to use a connection I’m already paying for if possible…

Chrisboff

Isn’t the Amazon ebook reader going to have an integrated EV-DO radio?

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