TOKYO, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Faced with the rapid change of the mobile terminal industry, traditional publishers have regarded digital publishing as a strategic mission that is related to their own survival and development. Traditional publishers in the United States, Japan and other developed countries have begun to develop digital publishing businesses and have become pioneers in the field of digital publishing content.

Hanvon is a leading global provider of e-book readers and also the world's leading supplier of handwriting recognition, OCR and biometric identification technology. Its hardware products have been far from meeting consumers' demand for built-in content in the mobile terminal. Since 2009, Hanvon has been committed to the exploration, development and progress of the digital publishing industry. Within just two years, Hanvon won the state-level network download platform qualification.

In 2010, Hanvon and Japanese content provider CREEK & RIVER Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as C&R) formally signed a strategic cooperation agreement. On March 14, 2011, Hanvon and C&R will jointly hold "China e-Book and Digital Content Development Forum" in Tokyo, Japan. By then, the participants of the forum will include well-known Japanese critic Mr. Katou Yoshikazu, renowned media consultant Kira Toshihiko and professionals and media who are quite concerned about the development of mobile terminals and digital publishing. The forum will focus on the future development direction of digital publishing and carry out in-depth analysis and discussion on mobile terminal devices that integrate the hardware and software of Havon and C&R.

As the proportion of digital publishing in the publishing industry is gradually increasing, the supply capacity of digital publishing content will also constantly grow, and digital publishing content will inevitably promote the capacity expansion of the publishing industry. According to related data of CES 2011, the digital publishing market is no longer dominated only by pure hardware manufacturers and e-book readers. It will gradually be equally occupied by both content suppliers and e-book reader manufacturers. With the changes of the market and the rapid development of mobile Internet and the fast growth of people's demand for high-tech electronic products, digital publishing will be bound to simplify the content resources of the traditional publishing industry. At the same time, more and more hardware vendors will integrate the full-media technology and the hardware technology to develop various terminal products to meet the diversified and personalized needs of the market and will gradually transform from hardware providers to Internet-based integrated high-tech enterprises.