Who will provide your mobile device with books?

Google and Amazon kick off a battle for the handheld ebook market. 

Inside Google Book Search: 1.5 million books in your pocket

One of the great things about an iPhone or Android phone is being able to play Pacman while stuck in line at the post office. Sometimes though, we yearn for something more than just playing games or watching videos.

What if you could also access literature’s greatest works, such as Emma and The Jungle Book, right from your phone? Or, some of the more obscure gems such as Mark Twain’s hilarious travelogue, Roughing It? Today we are excited to announce the launch of a mobile version of Google Book Search, opening up over 1.5 million mobile public domain books in the US (and over half a million outside the US) for you to browse while buying your postage.

Kindle books on laptops, iPhone coming soon along with international versions

But Jeff said something very special. He said this works with other Kindle devices or other “mobile devices.”

One of the biggest complaints is that you have to own a Kindle to read Kindle ebooks. But what are these “mobile devices” of which he speaks? Laptops, with desktop reading software? iPhones? WinMo devices? Zunes? The mind boggles. UPDATE – We have confirmation it’s coming to “cellphones” but not which ones.

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Published in: on February 9, 2009 at 7:35 pm  Leave a Comment  

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