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Old 08-26-2007, 05:43 AM   #1
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hello people... i've been reading ebooks on my PC till now in my free time... saving money for buying a nice above 2 MP camera smart phone(which i fear will take some time..)till then i wish to makedo with the lowest most basic mobile phone model that respectably allows ebook reading... i heard there are java applications to read ebooks on java mobile phones... but i dont know which's the lowest(in terms of cost) nokia java model that would support ebooks... please help.. lots of time on the go and nothing to pass time so please advise quick!
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Old 08-26-2007, 08:58 AM   #2
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Why not buy a cheap MP4 player? Most of them can display text files. A refurbished Palm is also an economical way to get a good reader. The eBookwise 1150 is only $110 and has a backlit paperback-sized screen.
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Old 08-27-2007, 06:32 AM   #3
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Hi.

Can't help you with the 'phone, but a few months ago I did what mogui suggests above, and picked up a cheap (£15 UKP) Palm on eBay purely as a 'stop-gap' reader, just to try it out.

Works a treat - within the obvious limitations (small, low-res screen) of course...

Only thing to watch for is to just be sure to pick a model that's recent enough to support your chosen reader software.

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Old 08-29-2007, 02:21 PM   #4
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Why not a Nokia e61i phone mate ?
Reasonable price, and great functions "included"
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Old 09-01-2007, 10:20 AM   #5
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I have a Nokia E65 with the Mobipocket software on it and it works great.
The screen is very readble, even with a relatively small font size, and there is a great range of free, DRM free and DRM'd books available in Mobipocket format.
OK, not technically a cheap solution (£300 if bought out of contract), but it only cost me £50 as an upgrade and the other features (camera, music player, movie player) are good too.
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