can ebooks created with AEC in any way be used on modern Mobile devices such as Iphones etc?
I recently saw that Microsoft released a new operating system for such devices "Microsoft mobile v 7" or such. Perhaps some version of IE is included that could open up possibilities ?!!?! Regards, Jaxz
AEC requires a full Microsoft Windows operating system with Internet Explorer. No mobile devices that I know of meet those requirements.
Basically Microsoft uses three different operating systems. MS-Dos/9x-based (Windows 3.1, 95,98 ME); NT Kernel-based (all modern "Windows" computers) and CE-based (for minimalistic and embedded mobile systems).
The CE-based operating system uses a distinctly different kernel, rather than a trimmed-down version of the NT kernel. Therefore apps must be developed specifically for mobile devices. Dos/NT based applications will not run on a CE based system.
While there is a lot of hype about mobile devises, eBook authors need to realistically target their efforts for maximum success.
Note: As of 2009 the Windows operating system was calculated to be 88% of the market share. Macs now hold a 10% market share and three quarters of Macs have an Intel processor (eBooks are only available to Macs if they use a Windows simulator program).
Handheld devices, like the iPhone, have very small screens and make any "lengthy" content very difficult to read.
eReader devices have a different problem. Their limited purpose and expense only make them attractive to a fringe group of device junkies. Until eReader "tablets" adopt a universal document standard with an effective DRM system, eBook authors (who want to sell their content) should disregard this sector of the market. As PCs meet the demand for smaller and lighter computers with longer battery life, eReader devices will remain a novelty.
Therefore, to maximize their profit, eBook authors should concentrate on the "low hanging fruit" (desktop, laptop and netbook PC computers) and not be distracted by unproductive efforts.
i'm not so tech savvy yet, but perhaps windows phone 7 is something that could work with future (will there ever be a v5?) AEC versions. the main allure for me is the possibility to stick non-text intensive content/apps inside an AEC book, and use your payment solution.
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