Update – Unfortunately Amazon has stopped support and development of Mobi Reader so it’s no longer available at the official site mobipocket.com You may also refer to this post to download a modified version of Mobi Reader for Symbian^3/Belle phones.
Old post follows (July 2008)
Mobi Reader – prc ebook reader app for Symbian S60 & S40/Java phones
eBooks (books in Digital formats) have become a craze now just because of the portability factor. More so due to the mobile and smartphone revolution of the late 20th century. Now almost all “smart” mobile devices running Windows Mobile or Palm OS have e-book reading capability. In these devices one can load and read ebooks in different formats, the most popular being the prc format. However Symbian OS does not have native support for any ebook format. Good third party Symbian apps were also scarce for this purpose until Mobipocket Reader appeared on the scene.
Recently Mobipocket released “Mobi Reader” their prc ebook reader app for Symbian Series 60, 80 & UIQ based devices (Nokia 6680, 7610, N-series mobiles etc). Earlier it was available for Windows Mobile and Palm OS only. Mobipocket Reader Symbian app is free to download and use. A PC version is also available to read e-books in a Windows computer. Besides, a big collection of free and paid ebooks from all popular categories is available at Mobipocket website. You can browse, buy and download these ebooks from within the app itself. After download to the local storage of your phone, you can read the ebooks in offline mode too. Ebooks can also be synced between your phone and computer via Mobipocket PC software. Besides prc ebooks, Mobi Reader can also open offline (saved) HTML web pages with limited functionality. Under the e-News section of the app you can read news about newly released ebooks etc.
Mobipocket eBook Creator
It is a very useful software for Windows available free at the mobipocket website. As the name indicates, you can create your own prc e-books with text, images etc with this tool. There are plenty of options to format and stylize the content before building a prc ebook out of it. After creating the ebook you can copy it in the phone and read on Mobipocket Reader. Professionals can also sell their ebooks at Mobipocket ebook store.
Download (all Mobi Reader apps for Symbian S60v2, S60v3, S60v5, Java/J2ME & Windows in a ZIP file)
Update (2012) – Now there are over 15 ebook reader apps available for Symbian S60 & Symbian^3. To know more and download such apps you may refer to this post.