A new venture, Vodafone Books on Mobile, has launched in the UK with global ambitions to bring books to mobile phone users. The initial offering centres around audio books but the company behind it sees text-based ebooks as an expanding part of their offering as mobile screens improve.
The service is a partnership between Vodafone and GoSpoken. com, a website dedicated to putting books on mobiles co-founded and co-funded by Andy McNab, the soldier-turned novelist, and Tony Lynch, now the managing director of the company.
Using High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) technology, a three hour audio book can be downloaded to a user’s mobile phone in three minutes.
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