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Old 10-28-2006, 01:19 AM   #1
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ManyBooks.net has a mobile site version

The great free book resource, ManyBooks.net now has a mobile device friendly version called mnybks.net. It's perfect for grabbing a new e-book while you are on the go with an internet connected device. In fact, if your device has an SD card reader, you can even pop a Sony Reader friendly version onto an SD card and then plug it right into the Reader.

E-books are not usually huge files, but always be aware of any data charges that might pile up.

Via David Rothman at TeleRead.org.

Update: As noted in the discussion below, the functionality is currently limited to .jar files right now, with the typical cell phone and WAP browser being the initial target audience.
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Old 10-28-2006, 02:50 AM   #2
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Hi, Bob. Please note that .jar is apparently the only format available now on mnybks.net, but knowing Matt McClintock's responsiveness, I suspect that others such as Mobi will be along eventually if the software he's using allows this. In the past manybooks.net has made everything multiformat, the reason I originally assumed that Mobi and the others would be there. In an update I've noted the .jar-only limits. Thanks. David

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Hey folks,

I guess I've confused the matter -- mnybks.net was primarily intended for WAP browsers, and as far as I could tell when I started (cellphones are fairly alien to me) phones that use WAP browsers were limited to java-wrapped ebooks...

Now I know that's not exactly the case, but I've also heard from a number of visitors who are interested in a simpler way to browse manybooks using a handheld or small-screened browser -- so I'll look into ways to make the main site more accessible.

I wouldn't want to knock WAP but sheesh that is a restrictive way to put a site together!
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Old 10-28-2006, 05:13 PM   #4
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For other phones that aren't WAP compatible only, you can view manybooks.net original site (as well as any other for that matter) via:
http://www.skweezer.net

Skweezer shrinks graphics down to a managable size. Makes the downloads considerably quicker too.

Should work well with any Pocket PC/Treo phone out there.
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Very useful information. Thanks Bob!

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