A noteworthy point to consider while buying an open-to-any-content book like Cybook Gen3 is that when closed content is sourced on Adobe(R) ePUB/PDF Reader format (via firmware upgrade), the Mobipocket
supported books (Due to DRMs tussle) cannot be rendered at the same time.
For pleasure reading, I download from Mobipocket
, which is as close to a universal format as we have (it works on Palm, phones, Iliad and Cybook).
At present, neither device offers Microsoft or Palm ebook format support and both feature proprietary formats (Sony likely has the edge here, given its major publishing partnerships); Cybook wisely supports the Mobipocket
format, which provides a vast selection of titles.
com offers a free Mobipocket
Reader as well as the $19.
The system uses free Mobipocket
reading software to secure the contents, while eBooks may be wait-listed, becoming automatically available upon expiration of the existing loan period.
For Palm OS based devices, the Comit QRCs can be read using the free MobiPocket
Reader for Palm OS from Mobipocket
Included: 50 weekly news via E-Mail eBook for all PC and Mobile Systems: Mac, Windows, MS-Reader, Universal PDF, MobiPocket
, Palm, Pocket PC/Mobile, Phone/MiniBrowser.
It is capable of displaying document files in most of formats including PDF, Mobipocket
, XHTML and plain text.
Virtual Tales offers e-books in a variety of formats, including MobiPocket
, Microsoft Reader and PDA-formatted Adobe Reader files.
And it's much easier to read than the reader programs such as Mobipocket
and eReader running on small-screen PDAs.