To what extent can an e-book reader be streamlined for language learning?
I met the manufacturer of a Chinese e-book reader more than 2 years ago and bought their prototype at that time. Now they have developed it further and it really is a nice device for reading a wide range of file formats, like PDF, ePUB, DjVu, MOBI, PRC, DOC etc. as well as for listening to MP3. It runs on a Linux operative system. Also supports 30 languages/script systems.
I will soon try to sell this device in my online store but I would like to streamline it for language learning and instead of targeting the general customer who wants a device to read ebooks instead target language learners. To do this, I would need to streamline it, such as incorporate some kind of software in it suitable for learning languages. For example, ability to add words and phrases from ebooks to a personal dictionary incorporated in the ebook reader. And to enhance the reading experience by using a software like MartView: http://www.martview.com/index.php?ref=adwords&gclid=COXQkby_8agCFQIb6wody2FXCQ
Would this be possible, considering this device runs on a Linux operative system? Or would the Chinese manufacturer need to modify the hardware?
I know that most file formats works to view in this ebook reader but the best is to use ePUB.