Investigating ebook technology and other digital 'contents' for PDA, especially Pocket PC (...and iPod)
(updated April 4, 04)
multi formats one stop
shopping site, include non fiction and exclusive short fictions.
the best free ebook site in several
3. PeanutPress, award winning ebook store
for PDA, friendly DRM solutions.
eSummaries that deliver wisdom. Perfect for PDA users.
5. eBookAd, many indies label are here
Univ. of Virginia
Library, Free ebooks
7. FreeeLiterature dot com,
classics for free
8. Memoware, free documents from
ESSPC, great place to
start your collection (Free)
10.The Online Book Page,
from U.Penn. new
Recommended eBooks from my ebook shelf
(email me for 10%
Don't Know Much About History
Dirty Little Secrets
Killing The Buddha
The Get With the Program! Guide to Fast Food and Family Restaurants
Star Trek Series
Angels and Demons
Holly Bible NIV ed.
Da Vinci Code
Letters to Penthouse XIX
Letters to Penthouse XVIII
7 Keys to Weight Loss Freedom
Against All Enemies
eBook Mail List/Newsgroup:
Pocket PC Links:
iPod Links: new
Pocket PC eBooks Watch - eBook and beyond
How Does The Mobile Devices Division in Microsoft Stack Up?
About once a quarter, I'll post the financial results of one of the Pocket PCs competitors, usually Palm. It is easy to do because Palm is a stand alone company. Microsoft, on the other hand, is more of a big conglomerate of technology items. Picking the Pocket PC performance out of that can be like trying to highlight just the letter "i" with your stylus.
The Mobile Devices division of Microsoft is generating more quarterly revenue than PalmSource, even more so when you consider PalmSource has non-OS revenue from ebook sales, though I don't know what that number is. Now, according to a CNET article the Mobile Device division lost $33M on that $17M in sales. Contrast that to the $6M PalmSource lost on $15M in sales. Again, it isn't totally apples to apples here for several reasons.
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