cuteseal writes: "Having been a Palm Reader user from back in the day when a Palm was still called a Pilot, I have built up a sizable collection of ebooks, that can only be read by their proprietary Ereader software. I love reading ebooks on my handheld, but I am frustrated that my technology choices have inevitably been limited based on the criteria — does it support the Palm Ereader software? Blackberry — not supported, Psion — nada, Sony Reader — nope, until recently, Windows Smartphones were off the list as well.
Ebook users out there — what ebook formats do you use, and what reader software gives you the most platform flexibility? There are many alternatives out there (Mobipocket, Microsoft Reader, Adobe PDF) but the ultimate, IMHO, would be to buy ebooks in an open, ubiquitous format that every reader and platform could support, and still have the variety, range and currency of carrying recent titles. An added bonus would be to have DRM-free formats, such as text files (wishful thinking?) or even Aportis DOC. Do you know of any ebook stores that do so, and if so, which ones are your favourite and why?"