OverDrive Supports Mobipocket eBook Format

Nov 14, 2003

OverDrive, Inc., a vendor of ebooks to retailers and libraries, has announced broad support for Mobipocket, a software format that allows users to download and read eBooks on smartphones, PDA systems, and personal computers. Over 10,000 commercial titles in Mobipocket format from 150 publishers such as Random House, McGraw-Hill, Time Warner, Oxford University Press, and others will be available through OverDrive's Content Reserve for resale to global retailers and libraries. Based in France, Mobipocket's free ebook reader provides instant access to and onscreen reading of thousands of ebooks using mobile phones that combine organizer functions, as well any PDA or PC device. Mobipocket-formatted ebooks can be read on six different mobile platforms--Microsoft Smartphone 2002 (Orange SPV phones, Motorola and Samsung), SymbianOS smartphones (i.e. Ericsson, Nokia), PalmOS (i.e. Palm Inc, Sony Clie, Handspring), Pocket PC (i.e. Compaq, HP, Casio, Acer, Toshiba, Dell), Tablet PC, Franklin eBookman and personal computers. Mobipocket Reader includes features such as customizable display, built-in full-text search, lookup and dictionary features, foreign language support, and wireless internet connectivity.

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