Does anybody know? EPUB reader for Windows Mobile

question.jpegDoes anybody know … of a stable ebook reader, preferably free, for windows mobile that supports EPUB format?

There are a couple of claimants that I’ve found lacking: Freda, which seems buggy (wants upgrade of dotnet compact framework, for no apparent reason); and also mobi, which doesn’t support EPUB seamlessly, if at all.

Thanks for the feature and the opportunity!


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9 Comments on Does anybody know? EPUB reader for Windows Mobile

  1. Have you tried ZuluReader?

  2. There is also Freda:

    Unfortunately, currently Windows Phone (previously Windows Mobile) is suffering from a lack of quality eReader software (when compared to other platforms). Mobile read maintains the best list of current packages:

  3. I like Freda – it is being actively developed and the developer is very communicative. After long time without ePub reader, we can finally read books in the best format. Great thanks to Jim!

    ZuluReader looks strange and didn’t work for me…

  4. Hi Paul,
    Can you give me a bit more detail the problem you are seeing with Freda and .NetCF? (email details to home(at) if you like). Freda comes in two versions – one for winmo5 which requires .netcf2, and one for winmo6 that requires .netcf3 . If you install Freda on a phone that doesn’t have the right version of .netcf, then you’ll get a message saying that an upgrade is needed. If you’re getting that message in spite of having an up-to-date .netcf installed on your phone, it’s a bug, and I’d be interested in investigating it.
    (Though to be honest, for the .netcf versioning stuff I depend on Windows Mobile to do the right thing; if it’s doing the wrong thing, it could be hard to come up with an effective work-around).

  5. My issue with Freda is that it doesn’t display any formatting. I have an epub document with extensive use of italics but the whole document is displayed as plain text.

  6. Maybe you are still using the beta 0.9 version? The current version should display italic formatting. If not, please send me the epub (or a link to it) and I will debug.
    You can email

  7. I’ve installed freda on HP iPAQ 211 and HTC Touch Pro, WM6.0 and WM6.1.
    Both required me to install CF 3 then Freda. Actually, in any order.
    CF3 is free from microsoft.

  8. Hey guys , i currently use freda and i like it but my backlight goes off even witht the setting enabled to keep it on . also i do not like the autoscrolling it uses . i like the autoscrolling that just graddually moves the page to the next instead of jumping from word to word . Is there any other eReaders out there ?

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