Mobile Novels

The latest craze in Japan is reading full length novels on a mobile phone. There are now hundreds of novels you can download and read – albeit you gotta wonder about the eye strain.


“It takes some getting used to. Only a few lines pop up at a time because the phone screen is about half the size of a business card.


But improvements in the quality of liquid-crystal displays and features such as automatic page-flipping, or scrolling, make the endeavor far more enjoyable than you’d imagine.


In the latest versions, cell-phone novels are downloaded in short installments and run on handsets as Java-based applications. You’re free to browse as though you’re in a bookstore, whether you’re at home, in your office or on a commuter train. A whole library can be tucked away in your cell phone — a gadget you carry around anyway.”


Read more at Wired.

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