eReader for Google Android now available

I am an ebook fan and like to have the same software across multiple platforms, which is why my preferred reader has been Mobipocket for a couple of years. eReader has been expanding on devices and just launched their Google Android software so now I am going to go all in with eReader. I have been using Shortcovers on my G1, but it requires a data connection to download pages as you read. eReader lets you read content stored right on your device so you can read while on an airplane, traveling in a tunnel, etc. This launch comes on the heels of the Motorola DROID launch and I think that device would be an amazing ebook reader with the beautiful large display.

I am an ebook fan and like to have the same software across multiple platforms, which is why my preferred reader has been Mobipocket for a couple of years. eReader has been expanding on devices and just launched their Google Android software so now I am going to go all in with eReader. I have been using Shortcovers on my G1, but it requires a data connection to download pages as you read. eReader lets you read content stored right on your device so you can read while on an airplane, traveling in a tunnel, etc. This launch comes on the heels of the Motorola DROID launch and I think that device would be an amazing ebook reader with the beautiful large display.

You won't yet find eReader in the Android Market so you must install it via the web browser. Visit www.ereader.com/android to download the installation file and get it up and running on your Android device.

Features of the current release include the following:

  • Connect to eReader.com or Fictionwise.com bookshelf for wireless download. Optional automatic download of new purchases.
  • Basic reading features: forward page, back page, table of contents, change font size, landscape vs. portrait rotation views. Compatible with all eReader (PDB) content.
  • Advanced reading features: bookmarks, highlights, notes, dictionary lookup when a compatible dictionary is installed.

You can navigate via the trackball, keyboard, or touchscreen. There is also a mobile optimized site for eReader so you can browse, purchase, and install titles right from your Google Android smartphone.