2013
11.16

Albite
Albite Reader is a free eBook reader with bookmark and table of contents support and many features. It works on touch and non-touch phones and supports books in the popular ePub format as well as text and html files.

Tips:

  • Copy one or more eBooks to your phone’s SD card before launching the reader. Good sources of free ePub books include: Project Gutenberg, Feedbooks.comManyBooks.net and Albite.org.
  • On some Samsung, and possibly other brands of phones, Albite can’t find eBooks on the memory card unless they are in one of the phone’s predefined folders like photos or music.
  • If a book’s text is blurry, open the menu and choose “Switch Native / Bitmap Fonts”.

Type: Free/Libre Open Source (Apache license)
AuthorSvetlin Ankov
Data Connection Required: No
Minimum Java ME profile: MIDP 2.0
Screen Size: All
Touch support: Yes

Reported Working On: LG 306g, LG Rumor Reflex, Nokia Asha 303, Samsung GT-S8500 Wave, Samsung Rugby 4 SM-B780A,  Sanyo Innuendo, Sony Ericsson W20
Reported Not Working On: Motorola Rambler, Nokia Asha 303

The app “Albite Reader” (799 KB) is ready to download or send to your phone as filename:”albiteN”.

Downloading uses paid data. Downloads are for basic phones that support Java ME such as Nokia S40 phones. They do not work on Android, Apple, Firefox or Windows phones.

Download to your Phone

Go to http://boostapps.com with your phone's browser, click the "Enter jump code" link and enter this jump code: 7605

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JAD JAR ZIP

  1. It’s a good application and it works very well in my Nokia c1

  2. I likes reader. . .. I dindt underdsatand.
    The reader book

  3. Nice

  4. Works on samsung rugby 4 SM-B780A. When you open the app, it will open multiple “permission windows” (5 or 6 times), just click yes on each, then you guide the app to the folder where you installed your epubs… and presto! You’ve got a ebook reader on your rugby 4!

  5. I am 15 years old right now and I think 5 years ago I came to know pdf files. Then I found that pdf is such a format in which books are also uploaded on the internet.
    Then I got interested in reading books on the computer. The computer easily supported the pdf format. But when I got this phone (nokia asha 206) through my father, I thought of doing the same thing in mobile i.e, reading. So I copied all the pdf files and books from my computer to my mobile. But my mobile didn’t support that format. Then I kept on searching about a mobile pdf reader on internet. I came across a few softwares like s40 reader, but they didn’t show the book well and it “hanged” a lot. After some research I came to know about epub format , which was also meant for reading books. Then I found this software at the very first click on google which supported epub format. Now I am very happy because I can read books on my mobile.
    Thank you albite reader
    Thank you Svetlin Ankov!

  6. i want to have ebooks on my phone without using data, is this the right one to be use that suits to my phone c200?

    • Albite does not use data while reading books although downloading the books does. I’ve never heard of a phone called C200 so I don’t know it will work.

  7. Works great on Samsung Rugby 4, as well as several other apps on here. Thanks!

  8. i badly need and ebook reader that would fit in my phone type…

  9. the has launched, but i don’t understand why isn’t working in phone (pantech P900). when i open the app its says select/open book but there’s no one i could select in a whole blank space, i already have a saved ebooks in phone. but its not working when i follow the instructions written above…

  10. Works on my se w20 and you should make android boostapps bcz javas are now oldschool

  11. I don’t know what version this one is, but version 2.2 and HD 2.2 works with the LG 306g.

    • The version on BoostApps is 2.2.

  12. Why can’t i install this?? Even if i registered already the “pisonet” w/ 10 minutes downloading and this is nokia asha 303??

    • Not all apps work on all phones. I’ll add the Nokia Asha 303 to the list of “reported not working on…” phones so that others with the same phone don’t waste their time downloading it.

  13. This doesn’t work

  14. thank you very much i really apreciate your help

  15. please reply

    • I already replied.

  16. i really need the albitereader to read some serious research books for my exams but my phone only takes smaller versions please post smaller versions

  17. i dont like this size of the albitereader cant there at least be a smaller version like say 400kb

  18. After an extensive search, I’ve concluded Albite to be the hands down best eBook reader. Apparently, I can’t have my cake and eat it too because the app is riddled with “untrusted midlet” messages. Unfortunately, my new LG306G does not allow adjusting permissions for unsigned apps. Obtaining a signed version of Albite would be golden, but I’ll settle for any signed Java eBook reader. I have no problem switching formats if necessary (ex. PDFEPUB). I was hoping to find something here but came up empty. Does anyone know of a solution for CLDC1.1/MIDP2.1 phones?

    • I don’t think you will find any signed eBook reader apps. Signing costs a developer about $500/year and there’s no revenue stream from Java apps to support the cost.

      You should be able to use eBooks that that are wrapped into a reader app as these don’t need to access the file system or the internet and shouldn’t need to ask permission. You can find these on:
      http://www.booksinmyphone.com/
      http://mnybks.net/ (download books in JAR format)
      http://m.gutenberg.or (download books in QiOO format)

      You can also create self contained eBook apps from text, palm doc, PDF and other formats using the free TCBR Windows PC app. You read a review of TCBR and download it here: http://wapreview.com/393/

    • Thank-you for taking the time to write such comprehensive response.

  19. my downloaded jar is ivalid how reinstall to my mobile phone samsung duo chat gt-e2222

  20. is it signed?

    • No it’s unsigned

  21. Doesn’t install on Motorola Rambler.

    • Is good

  22. I like the reader 🙂
    I know you may not be able to answer this question, but in the JMEBoy (I have a LG Rumor Touch Provider: Sprint) I do not know how to edit the jar for a “priority directory” and yes I looked through all the comments.

    • I’m glad you like the reader but please post questions about JMEBoy on the J2MEBoy page. Off topic comments are just noise and don’t get answers.

      I also don’t understand what you mean by “priority directory”, please explain what you are trying to accomplish.

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