Quoting Gary Pigott (ilug at garypigott.net):
> If you're mainly looking for a eBook reader (i.e. with an e-ink screen
> rather than an LCD) there's always the B&N Nook, which is easily rooted so
> you can get at the Android OS.
I have done exactly that to an older black and white Nook (that I got
cheaply as a trade), and it's quite easy. Fortunately, the unit's
firmware checks the microSD slot for a bootable image, and branches to
that if it's present. So, the nookdevs.com developers simply made a
non-locked-down Android 1.4.0 where the user has root. Very easy -- and
then you can install arbitrary Nook/Android software of your choosing.
By the way, they've more recently also managed that trick with the new
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