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Old 04-25-2009, 12:51 PM   #1
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Multi-format Reader

Hi all,

Can anyone suggest an ebook reader that can handle several different ebook formats ?

Maybe, there is some software available that enables ebooks to be read on a computer, no matter what the format is ??

Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-25-2009, 01:20 PM   #2
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Specifically what formats are you looking for? Most ereaders can read a handful of formats, but not all of them can read the same formats or do it equally as well.
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Hi

It depends on the formats.
Stil no eBook reader lets you read all the important commercial formats (if are these the ones you are talking about).

In a computer, you can read all of the formats of course, and the fastest way is to have several readers (the software) installed in your computer.

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Old 04-28-2009, 09:08 AM   #4
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If you want ePub with DRM then the 505 or 700 will be your best choice.
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Hi all,

Can anyone suggest an ebook reader that can handle several different ebook formats ?

Maybe, there is some software available that enables ebooks to be read on a computer, no matter what the format is ??

Thanks in advance.
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FBreader, Calibre and Stanza will all support multiple ebook formats for reading on a computer (Though Stanza and Calibre converts books to the formats supported by the the iPhone/iPod Touch and the Sony Readers respectively for the devices).

As for actual ebook readers, most of the smaller ones will support several formats, but usually only support a single DRM'd format (or no DRM at all).

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Old 05-04-2009, 03:19 AM   #6
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BeBook reads a lot of formats. The only format I needed and isn't supported is odt.
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