The future of the Talking Book Device should actually be a platform:

  • It should be based on one hardware platform, that could be versioned but will always be backward compatible*.
  • It should be extensible, allowing a low price for the basic unit, but the opportunity to purchase add-ons later, such as:
    • additional memory
    • LCD display
    • rechargeable batteries and recharger
    • personal/group solar panel
    • mobile phone cxns for modem capability?