According to the New York Times,
In a move that could bolster the growing popularity of e-books, Google said Thursday that the 1.5 million public domain books it had scanned and made available free on PCs were now accessible on mobile devices like the iPhone and the T-Mobile G1.These, of course, weren’t written on a cellphone, but they will be available to download to your cellphone for you to read.
Amazon’s also getting in on the plot to make all Americans squint and develop permanent forehead wrinkles:
Amazon said that it was working on making the titles for its popular e-book reader, the Kindle, available on a variety of mobile phones. The company, which is expected to unveil a new version of the Kindle next week, did not say when Kindle titles would be available on mobile phones.As of today, the dedicated e-book readers like the Kindle are easier on the eyes.
These specialized devices have screens about the size of a paperback book and use a technology that does not require backlighting, which makes them easier to read in most light conditions. They also have longer battery life.But if reading books on cellphones takes off as it did in Japan, the technology will probably adapt to the demand.