All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

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Old 21-10-2010, 06:05 PM
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Ebook Readers on N8?

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Has anyone tried installing either ereader pro or mobipocket ereaders on their N8 yet ? and if so do they work ok ? I am thinking of upgrading to a N8 but want to make sure I can still read books on device.

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Old 21-10-2010, 10:35 PM
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unable to get either to appear in ovi store.....

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Old 22-10-2010, 07:22 AM
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Hi dragon_2k

You will find the ereader 5th edition version here(They do not have a specific ^3 version yet).

Mobipocket link does not seem to be working at present - it is a earlier version anyway.


http://www.ereader.com/ereader/softw...ro_symbian.htm

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Old 27-10-2010, 12:50 PM
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ebook reader

I am using the same one, which was running on my N97. It works fine.
No probs, and I use it almost every day. I use the outside volume keys for switching the pages. Don't go to full screen, otherwise you have to use the task manager to stop the app.
Despite that, as I said, works fine.

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Old 27-10-2010, 12:51 PM
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ebook reader

sorry forgot to mention: I am talking about MOBI-reader

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Old 27-10-2010, 06:11 PM
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Thanks RanRuobin

I used to use mobireader a lot - I now usually convert all my ebooks with Calibre to to palm ereader pro as there is a 5th edition version with all touch \scroll capability(see link in post above).

I should get my N8 within next 4 days so will hopefully try myself

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Old 27-10-2010, 06:23 PM
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I am using the same one, which was running on my N97. It works fine.
No probs, and I use it almost every day. I use the outside volume keys for switching the pages. Don't go to full screen, otherwise you have to use the task manager to stop the app.
Despite that, as I said, works fine.
Hi again

If using mobipocket on my N97 I use virual key to map other keys (this will be probably less effective on the N8 as it has less keys !) see following link : http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/forum...ht=virtual+key

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Old 29-10-2010, 06:20 PM
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hi,

on mobipocket forum they say it doesn't work with the N8 :

http://www.mobipocket.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=28898

so the touch screen doesn't work ? only real button ?

If so, dictionnaries are no more usable ?

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Old 29-10-2010, 09:57 PM
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Hi All

I have just received my N8 and ereader pro works fine - much crisper with amoled screen and much faster to load books\pages etc . As stated in previous post I now usually convert my ebooks to palm ereader pro format so I cannot see any reason for attempting to load mobipocket.

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Old 29-10-2010, 09:59 PM
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hi,

on mobipocket forum they say it doesn't work with the N8 :

http://www.mobipocket.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=28898

so the touch screen doesn't work ? only real button ?

If so, dictionnaries are no more usable ?
The mobipocket reader has never been upgraded since amazon bought out mobipocket and moved on to kindle - it was always a s60 v3 non touch app for symbian.

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...yep, mobireader does not work

....but thanks for the tip off about ereader pro

EDIT: what do you guys / gals use to convert (mainly PDF) files to the ereader format ?
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Old 30-10-2010, 04:17 PM
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Thanks for your answers.

I also found this tread that list reader programs for symbian :

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=99631

My very big probleme is my dictionnaries that I bought on mobipocket website.

I can convert my books but not my dictionaries.

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Old 30-10-2010, 05:44 PM
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...yep, mobireader does not work

....but thanks for the tip off about ereader pro

EDIT: what do you guys / gals use to convert (mainly PDF) files to the ereader format ?
Hi

I use calibre - you will find it at this link - http://calibre-ebook.com/download_windows

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Old 03-11-2010, 08:35 PM
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hi ever rybody,

we might have a new reader for symbian soon :

Fbreader seems to beeing ported to symbian wich is a good thing :

It can read nonDRM mobipocket files !

the project has been Created: October 22nd, 2010

https://projects.forum.nokia.com/FBS

I hope this will succeed !!

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ok, i have got the reader and have coverted my book to .pdb format, where do i put the file in my phone? thx
 

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