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eBook Devices

| Dedicated | Emulators | PDAs | Pocket PCs | Software

Dedicated eBook Devices

Amazon Kindle
Accepts ebooks in .PRC format. Text to speech. 2 GB internal flash memory, USB 2.0 Port, 3.7 V 1530 mAh lithium polymer battery. $139.00.

Amazon Kindle    PCMag

Amazon Kindle DX
Accepts ebooks in .MOBI, .PRC and .PDF formats. Text to speech. 9.7-inch screen, 3.3 GB internal flash memory. $379.00.

Amazon Kindle DX     Review

Bookeen Cybook reader
Accepts ebooks in .HTML, .RTF, .PRC, .PDB, .txt formats. 32MB RAM, 16MB ROM, MP3 player, Rechargeable Li-Ion battery. $750.00.
Cybook reader    Review; review;    ZDnet UK review

eBookwise 1150 reader (a re-branded GEB 1150 device)
Accepts ebooks in .HTML, .RTF, .rb, .txt and MS Word doc format. 4MB RAM, 8MB internal Flash, Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery. $129.95.
eBookwise 1150    Review

Foxit eSlick

Franklin eBookMan®Franklin eBookMan®
Accepts ebooks in Microsoft and Franklin formats, audio books, applications. Supports Mobipocket format.
Franklin EBM-911 eBookMan

The hiebook combines an XML based, OEB-compliant eBook reader, an MP3 player, voice recording, PDA functions and games all in one device


Kobo eReader

OpenMoko Wiki Reader

Rocket eBookRocket eBook
Nuvomedia's ebook device is the Rocket eBook, a paperback-sized electronic book. Nuvomedia and ebook device manufacturer SoftBook are both owned by Gemstar.
RCA eBook Reader (REB1100)

Sony Reader Daily Edition

Sony Reader Pocket Edition PRS-300

Sony Reader Touch Edition


Dell Axim X5 Advanced
400MHz XScale processor, 64 megs of RAM and 48 megs of ROM.
Dell Axim X5

Reads ebooks in .doc, .prc (Peanut Press) and .pdb formats. "Beam" files and applications to other IR-enabled Palm OS® devices. Address book, data entry, memo pad, etc.
Palm Tungsten C - 400 MHz, 64 megs of RAM, built-in Wi-Fi.
Palm Tungsten T Handheld - 144 MHz, high-res 320 x 320 pixel color screen

Handspring VisorHandspring Visor
Reads ebooks in .doc, .prc (Peanut Press) and .pdb formats Includes datebook, address book, etc. Compatible with all Palm OS® applications.
Handspring Visor Prism

ZaurusSharp Zaurus SL-5600
Linux based PDA. 400MHz processor, 96MB of storage. Protected flash memory - data files and programs won't die when your battery does.

Sony Clie
320x320 screen resolution is a nice feature. White backlight. Sufficient battery for several hours of reading. Supports Mobipocket and Plucker formats.
Sony Clie PEG-SJ20
Sony Clie PEG-NX70V (Silver)

ViewSonic V35
300MHz, 32+ megs RAM. Good price if you don't need to use CF or PC cards.

Pocket PCs

Also called hand held PCs. Features include Pocket Word and Excel, address book, etc., and most of these devices have voice recording and MP3 player capability.

Casio Cassiopeia Casio Cassiopeia
BE-300 Pocket Manager (Color) - Windows CE 3.0 OS.

E-125 Color Pocket PC - Microsoft Pocket PC OS, 32 MB RAM.
E-125 Color Pocket PC

COMPAQ iPAC 3835 - 400 MHz Intel X-Scale processor, 64 MB SDRAM

HP iPAQ 3955
400 MHz processor, 32 MB ROM, 64 MB SDRAM.
HP iPAQ 3955

HP iPAQ 5450 - 400 MHz processor, 64 megs of RAM, 48 megs of ROM, built-in Wi-Fi, built-in Bluetooth
HP iPAQ 5450

Hewlett-Packard JornadaHewlett-Packard Jornada
HP Jornada 565 - 206 MHz 32-bit StrongARM processor, 32 MB RAM, 32 MB flash ROM, memory up to 288 MB with optional CompactFlash card.

HP Jornada 548 Color Pocket PC - 133 MHz 32-bit Hitachi, 32 MB RAM, 16 MB ROM.

Toshiba e335 Pocket PC -- Lightweight, thin Pocket PC with 64 MB RAM and 32 MB ROM and 300 MHz XScale processor. Secure Digital memory card slot for transferring and storing music, picture and more.

Toshiba e750Toshiba e750
Crisp 3.8" color display. Built-in Wi-Fi, 400 MHz, 96MB memory.

Other eBook Readers

Cytale from France

Echyon Reader from Korea

Myfriend from Italy

t.Boook from UK



Software for your PC that will demonstrate the functions of a specific eBook device. Take one for a test drive to see if you like it.

You can obtain a hiebook emulator for your PC:

You can also obtain a Palm emulator for your PC:

Mobipocket Emulator
[Files should be in PRC format.]

Rocket ebook emulator for your PC as a free download:




Adobe Acrobat® Reader for Pocket PC

Adobe Acrobat® Reader 6.0 replaces Adobe Acrobat® eBook Reader.

Adobe Acrobat® Reader 7.0 will convert pdf to text. Also opens pdfs on a Mac.

Convert HTML to LIT

Convert .LIT files to text documents

Create Your Own Microsoft Reader eBooks

eReader for Palm OS, Macintosh, PocketPC, Windows and more.

Franklin Reader for Windows CE®/Pocket PC®

iSilo™ is a versatile document reader available for Palm OS®, Pocket PC, and Windows® CE Handheld PC handhelds, as well as for Windows® computers.

MakeBook for Unix

RBmake - Convert HTML to RB

RocketPublisher - Convert HTML to RB

Software and freeware for pocket PC devices.

xpdf - convert PDF files to text


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Filename definitions

*.fub is the file extension used in Franklin eBookMan

*.html is a standard html filename.

*.kml and *.hi are the file extensions for hiebook.

*.lit is the file extension for Microsoft Reader

*.pdf is used in Adobe Acrobat Reader ®.

*.pdb is a generic Palm doc format; widely used in such apps as CSPOTRUN, Aportis, iSilo, Teal Doc

*.prc is another Palm doc format widely used.

*_plkr.pdb is a specific Palm format for the Plucker reader (for Palm). Supports graphics.
You can obtain Plucker for free at

*.rb is the file extension for the format used by Rocket Book.

*.rtf stands for Rich Text Format and is useful across different platforms


eBook Clubs/Mail lists/Newsgroups

ebook_community -- general discussion of ebooks, the ebook industry, and related topics.
Filament Book Club -- offers a free ETI-2 eBook Reader with membership.
MS_Reader -- discussion of all technical topics related to the Microsoft Reader for ebooks.
PDA-Ebook -- for users, publishers and content providers of electronic books (eBooks) that can be viewed on all Handheld/PDA devices.
PocketPCs -- sponsored by Microsoft.
T-U-G -- TRG/Handera Users



E-Book Report - David Rothman's Blog

TeleRead - Bring the E-books Home



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