|05-08-2006, 07:33 PM||#1|
Recovering Gadget Addict
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Device: Droid Charge, MacBook Air, Nook HD+
Newspapers on demand for UMPC devices
Microsoft and NewspaperDirect are teaming up to provide a service that offers newspapers on demand for mobile viewing on a UMPC (Ultra-Mobile PC) such as the new Samsung Q1. A full list of titles can be found here, and it is a long list with multiple languages. Newpaper direct already provides online newspaper viewing, so this is a natural evolution of their services. In fact, they currently have hundreds of newspapers and expects the list to grow rapidly.
The press release indicates that it is:
* The first media content provider for Ultra-Mobile PCs
* Building on NewspaperDirect's multiple newspaper delivery
The service is aimed as "the emerging mass market of typically young and technology savvy subscribers who wish to read news and access content while on the move."
It's not clear whether the agreement with Microsoft is to include reader and content access software with UMPC devices, or if it is in order to convert the software properly for UMPC devices, or maybe some different purpose altogether, but it does sound promising for mobile reading.
Related: Back in March we brought you news from TeleRead and Engadget that Microsoft was interested in making the Origami a e-book reading device, and these are some early fruits of their push in the mobile content arena. I'm sure more is to come.
|05-08-2006, 10:50 PM||#2|
Reader of the Reader
Join Date: Apr 2006
Device: Sony Reader PRS-500
We really need something like http://www.steelskies.com/coverflow/CoverFlow.html
I preferably a Mac version (-:
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