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Old 07-09-2008, 07:34 AM   #16
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What format does the MobiPocket Reader support? Er, MobiPocket format.
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Old 07-09-2008, 09:41 AM   #17
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I carry my phone with me more than I carry my Sony Reader so this would be a welcome addition for me, once I upgrade to the iPhone.
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:27 AM   #19
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What makes you want an iPhone? You could get an iPod touch and a "normal" phone which will give you the same functionality for a heck of a lot less money!
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I think there is plenty of room for both lcd and e-ink display devices, and that they serve different markets. Heck, I still like to read on paper as well.

At this stage of the game I don't see ebook capability on the iPhone stealing market from Sony or Amazon, mostly because there isn't much market there to steal and still a lot of room to grow. If anything, it has the potential to grow the market. I doubt Sony or Amazon have sold a million of their devices (though I'd love to be proven wrong), but the iPhones and the iPod Touch are out there in big numbers. Because of the iPhone's SDK, there is at least the potential of supporting multiple file formats in a way that the Sony and, even more so, the Kindle don't.

I would agree that the last thing we need is another new app and format; we need to see MobiPocket and eReader. I doubt LIT will happen due to its dependence on Microsoft components and the near abandon-ware nature of the software. Something similar to uBook would be quite welcome.
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Old 07-09-2008, 10:52 AM   #21
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What makes you want an iPhone? You could get an iPod touch and a "normal" phone which will give you the same functionality for a heck of a lot less money!
I had considered that myself, but one of the advantages of the iPhone/Touch is one of the better mobile browsers, and the Touch cannot be tethered (except through WiFi, which is just silly). Luckily, there are good mobile browsers available for other phones -- Opera Mini is quite good.

Then again, since AT&T has standardized their data plans, I might just as well get an iPhone, as I will pay the same outrageous fees for any 3G phone with data.

So... I am looking for a new wireless provider. Anyone know of any plans for eReader or Mobipocket on Android?

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Old 07-09-2008, 11:40 AM   #23
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Each Book Seperate

Each book is seperate in this program becasue of a limitation Apple is putting on the 3rd party apps - you can't add to them! It is making it hard for eBooks, etc because either you will have to buy a bundle all at once of items or will have to have seperate programs for each purchase of an eBook. Frustrating
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So... I am looking for a new wireless provider. Anyone know of any plans for eReader or Mobipocket on Android?
No. First, I think we need to see devices shipping running Android.

That said, the Android SDK is available, and the pieces are there. I don't think it will be that much of an effort to port either reader once hardware is available to run it on.
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Old 07-09-2008, 12:06 PM   #25
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I had considered that myself, but one of the advantages of the iPhone/Touch is one of the better mobile browsers, and the Touch cannot be tethered (except through WiFi, which is just silly). Luckily, there are good mobile browsers available for other phones -- Opera Mini is quite good.
Sure, I agree. I have a Touch myself, and Safari is an excellent browser on that. Perhaps things are different in the US, but here in the UK the iPhone is only available on long-term contract with fees starting from around $70 a month. I don't pay $70 in a year with my present "pay as you go" Windows Smartphone .
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Sure, I agree. I have a Touch myself, and Safari is an excellent browser on that. Perhaps things are different in the US, but here in the UK the iPhone is only available on long-term contract with fees starting from around $70 a month. I don't pay $70 in a year with my present "pay as you go" Windows Smartphone .
Since I'm usually within a WiFi hot spot when I need it, once my contract on my first gen iPhone is up I'm planning on buying an iPod Touch and using a cheap pre-paid phone like my wife does. She pays about $100 a year and has never gone over her limit; heck, my talk time has never gone over her limit either.

Still, having one device, rather than two (and it used to be three: PDA/Phone/Media Player) is nice...'cept now I'm back up to two (iPhone/Kindle) and soon to be three again...
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What format does it support?
I suspect Ebook lover was asking which format does the iPhone ebook reader in the OP support. Or perhaps I'm projecting because I was wondering the same thing. It looks like possibly another proprietary format, since the books are only available via the iPhones store...might be repackaged Gutenberg texts, unless they have deals with the publishers.
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I think the problem with the iPhone is that the screen is too small for reading. I have a Nokia N800 and find its backlit screen, which is considerably larger than the iPhone, is just adequate for reading. I alternate using it with an Iliad (which is easier to read but hard to carry around). Still, it would be nice to have something like Mobireader or, better, FBReader -- do they sell iPhones in Russia?
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The screen is pretty much the same size and resolution as the majority of PDAs, which I read on for something like 20 years. Sure, I wouldn't swap my Gen3 for it as my primary reader, but it certainly can be used as a practical reader.
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I think the problem with the iPhone is that the screen is too small for reading. I have a Nokia N800 and find its backlit screen, which is considerably larger than the iPhone, is just adequate for reading. I alternate using it with an Iliad (which is easier to read but hard to carry around). Still, it would be nice to have something like Mobireader or, better, FBReader -- do they sell iPhones in Russia?
I read ebooks on a Tapwave Zodiac 2 PDA, a Palm OS device with a 320x480 screen. I find it no problem to read on. The screen on the N800 is not that much larger physically, though it is higher resolution. I used to read on a Palm Tuingsten E, with a 320x320 screen, and a Handspring Visor pro, which had a 160x160 mono screen (same size as the E, but half the resolution). I had no problems on those, either.

I wouldn't mind a larger screen, but I don't have problems with the one I have.
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