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

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Old 06-02-2009, 07:58 AM
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Google ... and ebooks too

Google's desktop web site has been offering the text of public domain and other licensed books for a while, but they've just launched a mobile version as well, books.google.com/m . Ostensibly formatted for Android devices and the iPhone, it works after a fashion on S60 devices too, with their Webkit-based browsers. Some screenshots below to show how it works...

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Old 06-02-2009, 08:45 AM
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That link gives me just blank screen with both N82 and E61i. Shame, this looked like a useful mobile service :(

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Old 06-02-2009, 09:03 AM
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Same here with an E71. Is there any chance Steve that you could give us the full mobile address to one of the ebooks? Maybe by opening that, we could navigate back or something.

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Old 06-02-2009, 09:17 AM
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Perfect for the N800

This works wonderfully for the Nokia N800 (and I'd guess the other NITs). Google uses OCR and if you tap the screen it calls up the original scan as an image.

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Old 06-02-2009, 09:47 AM
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Blank screen also on my N85.

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Old 06-02-2009, 11:14 AM
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Working fine on the E90. Thanks Steve.






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Old 06-02-2009, 11:41 AM
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On my Nokia N82 or N95 this site http://books.google.com/m
works in Opera Mini or Skyfire Browser but strangely not
with the S60 builtin browser.

However I think I still prefer

http://www.memoware.com/ and
http://www.pdabookstore.com/

which have free membership and have been building their library of free and premium ebooks for over 8 years.

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Old 06-02-2009, 03:23 PM
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Blank screen on my N95's browser.

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Old 06-02-2009, 09:51 PM
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Google books

Works in a fashion in Opera Mini on my Nokia E61i.

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Old 08-02-2009, 03:01 AM
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Is there a reason you don't link google urls? Bit ironic what with the article on how to subscribe to a podcast without having to type the url.
 

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