China Telecom delays their ebookstore

Information Week are reporting that China Telecom have once again pushed back the launch date for their ebook service. If you ask me, this is almost certainly technical problems, and not a sign that CT are getting cold feet. They have a captive market; the opprotunity is too big to pass up.

From Information Week:

The service had previously been planned for launch at the end of April, then postponed until June, and now again to late July. Insiders indicated the project hasn't been cancelled; only that content is not yet ready for launch.

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China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has released figures showing that, of a total of 780 million mobile phone users, more than 155 million of them read digital publications on their handsets, and demand is increasing exponentially.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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