NTT Solmare has announced that it is launching its first digital manga in the U.S. via the Nokia Ovi store.  Among the titles now available are Cyborg 009, Appleseed, Always by Your Side, and a wide variety of Harlequin manga titles.  Prices range from $.99 to $1.99; it appears that unit sizes are fewer pages than manga trade paperbacks. 


The company is also planning to make its titles available via the Apple app store. 


NTT Solmare’s largest stockholder is NTT West, like Docomo (the largest cellphone company in Japan), a subsidiary of Nippon Telephone and Telegraph.


NTT Solmare is currently distributing digital manga in 31 countries.