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Re: looking for a n8 ebook reader

Contributor
dribl3
Posts: 5

looking for a n8 ebook reader

as the title says

im looking for an ebook reader for my n8

viewing post and forums, there are no preinstalled ebook reader

ovi doesn't have any readers i can find

 

pls suggest a compatible ebook reader for the n8

also provide link if you can

ovi should already found a developer who makes this kind of software

and should have had this preinstalled

the iphone already has a great ebook reader

yet nokia's current flagship is so lacking

 

thanks

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Professor
babis3g
Posts: 449

Re: looking for a n8 ebook reader

hi i think there is simpilar thread here if helps you
/t5/Nseries-and-S60-Smartphones/ebook-readers-n8/m-p/804437/highlight/true#M237041
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Advisor
rodeto
Posts: 17

Re: looking for a n8 ebook reader

No, that thread does not provide a good solution.

 

Anyone who has a proper option? I have been looking for this for days now but I can't find anything that is working.

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albertorrent
Posts: 38

Re: looking for a n8 ebook reader

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rodeto
Posts: 17

Re: looking for a n8 ebook reader

The solutions in there don't work very well for me.

As for the Ereader Pro: for some reason I can't figure out where to put my own books.....

The book swhich come with the reader give me all kinds of errors so that's not a great start either.

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aliqudsi
Posts: 212

Re: looking for a n8 ebook reader

SAme problems here :smileysad: and when i tried to use foliant it didnt work with the books all it gave me was a bunch of weird looking characters 

 

HELP US!!!

If you found this post or any other psot helpful please press the green kudus star :smileyvery-happy:
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rodeto
Posts: 17

Re: looking for a n8 ebook reader

[ Edited ]

I figured out how to get eReader Pro to work on the N8. In the options menu you have to play around with the settings and in the end I was able to read the books.

 

I also figured out where to put the personal content. On the N8 it is stored in Mass Memory -> Data -> Others

 

Once I put my personal content in there (in PDB format) it came up in the library,

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Contributor
dotew
Posts: 9

Re: looking for a n8 ebook reader

Thank you for the tips! I am so excited I can now use the reader!

The problem was that the default font doesn't work on the N8, so you need to change it to a Nokia one. I used Nokia Sans S60, with font size 9. Works a treat! A bit laggy with the page sliding, but otherwise fine...

now all I have to do is find a good source of free books to download...

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mikwag
Posts: 266

Re: looking for a n8 ebook reader

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Manybooks seems  to have a lot - 29,000 - but not sure about the quality - haven't used it yet.

 

Manybooks

My current phone - Samsung Galaxy Note
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Contributor
dotew
Posts: 9

Re: looking for a n8 ebook reader

Thank you. I tried that site and thought I was happily downloading books, only to discover that they only work when I'm online...is that right?

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mikwag
Posts: 266

Re: looking for a n8 ebook reader

I just did a test. Downloaded Calibre ebook reader to my PC, downloaded a book from Manybooks, and it seemed to read OK from the downloaded file.  Haven't got an ebook reader on my N8, but can't see why that shouldn't be the same.  Are you downloading the books and transferring them to your phone.  The only way I can think that it would require a link is if your were saving a link to the books rather than the books themselves.  I used the red Download box, choosing epub from the dropdown and it seemed to download the books to my PC OK.

My current phone - Samsung Galaxy Note
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Contributor
dotew
Posts: 9

Re: looking for a n8 ebook reader

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Thanks for that! I had been downloading direct onto the N97 mini, and it was obviously only doing the links. So I got it working by DL to laptop and dropping the files into the correct folder.  Pretty sure it's not going online (home wifi) to read it now, but will test it when I go out tomorrow.

Thanks again :smileyhappy:

 

By the way, this is my husband's phone, I have the N8 which I love!

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New Member
Cido
Posts: 3

Re: looking for a n8 ebook reader

Thanks Rodeto. It's work very well.

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Sage
Posts: 80

Re: looking for a n8 ebook reader

I'm using ZXReader2 and it works excellent; converted my eBooks to fb2 with Calibre, and it's really good.
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rodeto
Posts: 17

Re: looking for a n8 ebook reader

Here's a nice review of three readers inclusing Ereader Pro and ZX Reader.

http://blog.wapreview.com/tag/symbian3/

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Counsellor
CunningCat
Posts: 63

Re: looking for a n8 ebook reader

If a great reader does not appear soon then Nokia must make or commission one. It's an absolute must for any platform.
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Advisor
rodeto
Posts: 17

Re: looking for a n8 ebook reader

To be honest, Ereader Pro suits my needs. Of course there can be made further progression in development of that program but I can do what I want and how I want. That enough for me.

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Contributor
hedy60
Posts: 5

Re: looking for a n8 ebook reader

Hi,

Can anyone help me. I have downloaded the ereader pro to my N8 phone. I purchased a book from the ereader web site and downloaded it to the phone, through bluetooth from computer and from the web site on the phone itself and then when I want to open the file it says unable to open, file type not supported. What am I doing wrong?

 

 

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Advisor
rodeto
Posts: 17

Re: looking for a n8 ebook reader

Is the book in  PDB format ?

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Contributor
hedy60
Posts: 5

Re: looking for a n8 ebook reader

Yes, it is!!

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