A friend of mine, who is a Christian, asked me how to read Bible in S60 phone. Normally, she goes to the church bringing “normal” Bible (read: book version). She thought it would be more convenient to bring Bible in her S60 phone.
There are some commercial Bible software for S60 phones, for example:
- coBIBLE KJV (supporting S60 3rd Edition)
- coBIBLE NIV (supporting S60 3rd Edition)
- NKJV – New King James Version for Symbian 60 2.0 (supporting S60 2nd Edition)
- Holy Bible (American Standard Version) for S60 (supporting S60 1st/2nd Edition)
As I mentioend, all the above software are commercial ones. Are there free version of Bible for S60? If you are looking for a free version, I have found two good solutions, i.e. MobiReader and S60Bible.
As you may know MobiReader is basically an e-book reader. It is one of the most popular e-book reader for S60 phones. Not only Bible, you can also read other e-books in MobiReader format (.prc).
There are some Bibles available in .prc format. One of my favorite Bible is Holy Bible (King James Version). The following screenshots show how Holy Bible (KJV) looks like in MobiReader. Notice that we can switch between full screen and normal mode.
S60Bible is another Bible reader. It is not as good as MobiReader. The good thing about S60Bible is because it reads Bible in Palm e-book format (.pdb). There are many Bibles in .pdb format on the Internet. They are also available in different versions and languages. PalmBible+ is one of the source that lists Bibles in .pdb format.
Please note that some Bibles may not be rendered properly in S60Bible because this reader doesn’t support all .pdb syntax.
The following screenshots show how S60Bible looks like. The first one shows Bible in Dutch language. The second one shows Indonesian language. The last one shows search feature in S60Bible.
Update (15-Nov-2006): Thank to Steve who pointed out another nice Bible software for S60, i.e. BibleReader from Olive Tree Bible Software.
Click here to download Bibles for BibleReader (note that not all Bibles are free)
Compatible devices: S60 2nd, 3rd, Nokia Nseries, Nokia Eseries.