Sharp has announced that they’ll enter the booming e-book market soon. However, their way of entering is not launching an e-book reader alone. They’ll be introducing a new format, which they call it the next-generation XMDF or ever-eXtending Mobile Document Format. Jargons aside, Sharp claims that with the introduction of next-gen XMDF, users will be able to enjoy audio and video content in addition to the text and images.
Furthermore, new XMDF will allow easy viewing of multimedia content and automatic layout adjustment to match publisher’s needs.
New reader devices supporting the next-gen XMDF format will be launched, supposedly in this year itself.