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PRC - Mobipocket eBook File

What is a PRC file

The PRC file format is an eBook format created by Mobipocket and used exclusively for Palm devices that support PRC or PDB extensions. PRC files can also be viewed on PC using the Mobipocket Reader Desktop. Unprotected PRC files can also be viewed on the Amazon Kindle reading device. The PRC file extension is similar to the MOBI extension.

The PRC eBook format is based on XHTML and allows frames and JavaScript. The PRC format also supports DRM protection, tables, images, and interactive actions like adding corrections, notes, annotations, bookmarking, and more. This format was designed to optimize images and other elements for mobile devices on low bandwidth.

Here's a small, but not exhaustive list of programs that can open PRC documents:

  • Mobipocket Reader Desktop
  • Amazon Kindle
  • Apple iBooks