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I remember hearing about the WikiReader [1] a few years back and thinking it would be great for this sort of use. It's basically a cheap handheld device with an LCD display and a local Wikipedia text-only cache that runs off of AAA batteries. Might be useful for delivering Wikipedia content to places where there's no cell phone infrastructure.

[1]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WikiReader

Right now it's under 35 bucks shipped on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/WikiReader-PANREADER-Pocket-Wikipedia/...


There is an android version, Full Text of Wikipedia is about 9GB. A smaller selection that includes some thumbnail images is around 3.5GB.

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