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Definition: Mobipocket

An e-book reader from Mobipocket SA, Paris, France (www.mobipocket.com) that runs on Windows PCs as well as various smartphones, PDAs and dedicated e-book devices. Amazon's Kindle uses a slightly modified version of the Mobipocket format, and a Java-based cellphone version is also available. Based on the Open eBook format, Mobipocket also supports databases and SQL queries. In 2005, Mobipocket became an Amazon.com company. See Kindle, Kindle e-book formats, Open eBook and e-book.