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Old 11-03-2004, 09:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 01-02-2005, 11:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Guys there is an eBook software available today at rimroad. I remember earlier some people wanted to have something similar to this available for BB.
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Guys there is an eBook software available today at rimroad. I remember earlier some people wanted to have something similar to this available for BB.
Cant find it what is the link to the post or program. Thanks
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Top item on the software list. Not that hard to find.

http://www.rimroad.com/software/rim1...-rim-rim1.html
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I have tried to download it from PDAtopsoft.com, but it doesn't seem to be working. Please let me know if you are successful in downloading it from RimRoad and if you get an icon of some sorts on your unit.
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It isn't a software download, but a document that explains how the site functions. The document indicates the eBook text is sent via e-mail messages (I assume in small sections).

You can skip the download and send a blank e-mail to [email address] to "obtain the official help file describing how to use our services."

I haven't tried it, so don't take this as a recommendation.

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Old 01-02-2005, 05:49 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks. I began to suspect that after I tried from RimRoad. I initially "downloaded" it on my computer and I was wondering if it would do something different on the actual BlackBerry.
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TheDataCafe.com seems to be an email-based, free service, currently offering public domain ebooks and planning to expand to other types.

You don't have to use your BB to test it out, any email account will do. It seems an interesting idea.

Perhaps there could be some personalization to the service, where one can specify the book page size (perhaps to reduce the frequency of fetching the pages).

Excerpts from their Help document:

Here are some email addresses that you can place into your Blackberry address book. Send a blank email address to any one of them to retrieve the information they provide.

Menu@TheDataCafe.com - Retrieve all email addresses that provide services at TheDataCafe.com. The menu is updated frequently so it's a good idea to periodically retrieve it to discover any new services that have been added. There will be additional services added soon such as checking movie times, looking up word definitions, etc.
Authors@TheDataCafe.com - Retrieve an email address for every author hosted at TheDataCafe.com. Replying to author email addresses will allow you to retrieve the email addresses to the books they have written. We are constantly adding new books so use this email address to stay updated on what authors are hosted here at TheDataCafe.com.
Books@TheDataCafe.com - Retrieve a complete listing of all books at TheDataCafe.com grouped by author. This list is very long.
Support@TheDataCafe.com - Use this email address to request a book, ask for assistance, report a bug, offer a suggestion, etc. We are very interested in your feedback!
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I've tried it. Not too bad. The response time is good too. The only problem is the size of the sections they send.

I started reading Around the World in 80 days, but ended up just downloading it from Gutenberg and emailing the whole book to my BB as a word document. Much faster. And if you format the document with chapters as headings, then you have quick access to where you left off.
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I also seem to remember that the free eFile software from Dynoplex has some document viewers included, which I think includes DOC, TXT and PDF files, if you wanted to copy those files directly to your BlackBerry instead of using attachments. (eFile is a filesystem for BlackBerry)
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I also seem to remember that the free eFile software from Dynoplex has some document viewers included, which I think includes DOC, TXT and PDF files, if you wanted to copy those files directly to your BlackBerry instead of using attachments. (eFile is a filesystem for BlackBerry)
This is what I use to read eBooks downloaded from Project Gutenberg.

I don't have data services, so I cannot mail the eBook to myself as an attachment. I move it over with eFile as a DOC file. The font is one of those all capitals fonts, but it does have upper and lower case. There is no way to change the font, that I know of. To bookmark my place, when I am finished reading a section I use [Alt] [Escape] to bring up the menu of applications, and select Home Screen. Don't use [Escape] alone or you will lose your place when you open the file next time. To go back to the eBook where I left off I use [Alt] [Escape] and select Doc Viewer.

I always have a book or 2 with me, just like I had on my old Palm devices. I liked the book readers better on Palm, but my 7100 BB has the great advantage of surviving drops better.
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If you are looking for a way to read Palm Doc (unrelated to Microsoft Word DOC files) files on BlackBerry, there's now a way!

The JEDI reader:
http://www.beiks.net/DShowTitle.asp?TID=24
It's a J2ME/MIDP eBook reader for java phones.

To download the trial version, enter this web address on your BlackBerry:
http://www.beiks.net/wap/ShowTitle.asp?TID=24

It actually works from my tests. You do have to configure it by selecting 'Setup' after you've added a www.beiks.net account. Then, select "Update" on the eBook (the default one "JEDI Reader Help") to download it to your BlackBerry. Then you can open it. There are some bugs with this software on the BlackBerry, but it does manage to read the Palm Doc files.

J2ME/MIDP midlet software works on BlackBerries, you can actually use Motorola/Nokia/Sony/Siemens java phone apps on a BlackBerry! more info.
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Old 03-24-2005, 04:42 AM   #14 (permalink)
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There is an another way for making ebooks for BB and it's working superb
You need:
1. TequilaCat BookReader 1.6.10 (beta) + Shell 1.8.5 - for making ebooks: jad and jar files from txt files (one txt file for chapter must be < 65kB, than you could create bigger tan 65kB ebooks)
2. BlackBerry JDE - for converting ebooks (jar, jad) to the COD, and alx.
http://www.blackberry.com/knowledgec...65828&vernum=0
3. BlackBerry Desktop - for loading ebooks on BB device

It works verry good and ebooks are full screen and suports localizations (polish for example).
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I like this last option. But, some of us need a bit more detailed instructions. Which things do we load on our BB and which go on the desktop?
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I have been using Mobipocket reader on my 6230 and 7230 BBs for reading ebooks. BB support was just added in the last 2 or 3 months. Mobipocket reader basic is free at -- http://www.mobipocket.com/en/DownloadSoft/default.asp

You can purchase ebooks from Mobipocket or they have software available to create your own ebooks from html formats (Mobipocket uses .PRC file formats) The software handles downloading books to your BB with the USB connection.
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