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This article was published on February 7, 2009


Google: Millions of Books on phones, for free.

Google: Millions of Books on phones, for free.
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Scotsman David Petherick is a director & co-founder of several companies, and provides social media strategy & visibility services. Scotsman David Petherick is a director & co-founder of several companies, and provides social media strategy & visibility services. David became known as ‘The Digital Biographer’ after a 2007 BBC radio interview, speaks Russian, wears the Kilt, and is a co-author for the books 'Age of Conversation 2.0, & 3.0'.

Google has announced that the 1.5 million public domain books it had scanned and made available free on personal computers were now accessible on mobile devices like the iPhone and the T-Mobile G1.

“This is our first step, but it is an important step,” said Frances Haugen, product manager for Google Book Search.

Unlike the desktop version of Google Book Search, which displays scanned images of book pages, the mobile version simply displays text, making downloading material faster via wireless networks.

>> New York Times have more details, and updates from Amazon about their Kindle.