Monday, February 13, 2006

Is 2006 to be the year of the "mobizine"?

British Glamour (Britain's best selling magazine) and Gentlemen's Quarterly (GQ) are launching dowloadable "mobizines" that can be read on mobile (cell) phones.(Mob- is pronounced MOBE), according to the UK Press Gazette. Read about it here.

The teeny-tiny pages will not replicate the parent title, but will feature "sections" adapted from the main magazine.

Unlike "celeb alerts" and other bulletins sent to cell phones in real time, the mobizine is the first format that allows readers to download material to be read without a network connection. It's automatically updated each time a new edition is published.

Abigail Chisman, editor-in-chief of GQ and publisher of Condé Nast's interactive division, said: "Mobizines allow us to reach our most loyal readers directly so they need never be without us."


Blogger Mobi-Awards said...

There are now 17 magazines available and the latest is a great Technology News magazine called Pocket-Lint.

Just found Mobizines downloads on getjar. You can get the Series 60 and Java versions there.

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