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Newspaper on mobile phones appears
Updated: 2004-07-21 10:17

China has launched a new mobile newspaper which will be available to cellular phone users at the press of a button of their handset.

Not only can they make phone calls and send and receive short messages, but now they read daily newspapers from a single handset, the China Central Television reported.

The new mobile newspaper was introduced Sunday by China Women Daily, a domestically circulated newspaper mainly targeting female readers.

Major articles in the paper will be simultaneously be available on the subscribers' mobile phones.

A single handset can store a whole year's worth of the newspaper. Subscription fees are around $2.5 per month, about the same as the price of the printed edition, the report said.

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