I came across an article today about how Hanvon had signed a deal to sell Japanese ebooks in their ebookstore.
Tokyo-based media firm Creek & River Co. has signed a contract to supply content to Hanvon Technology Co., the largest producer of e-book readers in China, it has been learned.
Creek & River plans to start supplying content originally published in Japanese by small and mid-sized publishing firms and individuals, including comics, novels and magazine articles, as early as autumn.
Ever since I found out that Pocketbook were one of 3 Mirasol partners last week I've been trying to guess the names of the other 2. It's pretty safe to assume Amazon are a partner, but who would make the best partner in Asia?
I can't think of a better alternative than Hanvon. (Actually, Foxconn might be able to pull it off, but they don't have the market presence of Hanvon.) I have nothing to support this supposition (yet), but I have the feeling that it's true.