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I doubt it -- the display prevents the platform from accommodating any kind of meaningful application ecosystem. An "open" Kindle would basically be a Palm III with a chiclet keyboard and a bigger/clearer screen. I would have wet my pants for that ten years ago, but who on earth would want one today?

(You wouldn't even get API access to the network connection; Whispernet is only financially viable because the apps on the shipping devices are incapable of consuming any meaningful amount of bandwidth.)

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