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Fujitsu to jump into the e-Book business this May in Japan
And voila, here you are another company that is jumping into the e-Book business in Japan! Today, Fujitsu announced its partnership with DNP Group (Dai Nippon Printing) in Japan to propose later this may a unique cross platform e-Book service with possibly the development of new-dedicated terminal in the future as well as spreading this service to a wide variety of already existing e-book service providers.
But at first the this new e-Book store will provide up to 300,000 books at first that will be able to a wide variety of devices including PC, Phone and Android Smartphones or tablets as well as includes a fine tune compressive search function to find easily and quickly the book/publication you where looking for.
As a first step, Fujitsu’s new online e-book store will provide digital content through a partnership with Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (DNP) and DNP’s affiliate, MobileBook.jp Inc.
Fujitsu plans to spread the use of e-books by establishing collaborations with a variety of e-book service providers.
The popularity of e-books is increasing rapidly, particularly in the US. The spread of e-books is also progressing in Japan. As part of its efforts to bring about a human-centric intelligent society, Fujitsu will offer an environment through products which enable users to comfortably enjoy digital publications in a variety of situations. Fujitsu will continue to offer a range of services that leverage the company’s strengths in cloud services, sensor technologies, and multifunction terminal development.
Overview of the Online e-Book Store
1. Wealth of content
Through its partnership with the DNP Group, Fujitsu will be offering a large-scale catalog of e-book content. The service will offer approximately 300,000 magazines, white papers, statistical information, survey reports, and other publications geared towards business people provided by G-Search Limited, a Fujitsu Group company. In addition, the service will include business, IT, test prep and other e-book content from Fujitsu FOM Limited’s publication unit, with the aim of offering one of Japan’s largest selection of e-resources.
2. Full-featured search capabilities
The service offers full-featured search capabilities, including cross-searches of content provided by the DNP Group and content from the Fujitsu Group.
3. Compatible with a variety of platforms
In addition to PCs, users will be able to view e-book content on a wide variety of terminals, such as Android™ OS-enabled tablets and smartphones.
Comment from Motoharu Kitajima, Managing Director, Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
“On behalf of Dai Nippon Printing, we are thrilled that Fujitsu will start the online e-book service. Our intention for the future is to further strengthen our working relationship and together with Fujitsu, deliver to readers an optimal reading environment through e-books.” said Motoharu Kitajima, Managing Director of Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
Starting May 2011