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NTT Docomo testing e-book store with Android smartphones

NTT DOCOMO today announced that it will be testing its e-book distribution service from late October to late December, while the full launch is expected early next year. During the testing , Docomo said that customers will have the opportunity to experience e-books via smartphones, such as the Android powered Xperia and Galaxy S models.

The trial will offer about 50 titles, including electronic books, manga comics, magazines and photo books, some linked with supplementary videos and maps. The e-books will be available at “docomo market,” a mobile portal created by DOCOMO to provide users with easy access to smartphone apps and content from around the world. All titles and content viewers for the trial will be provided for free, other than packet transmission charges.

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