Nikolaus and Douglas let us know that Amazon has released their Kindle app for BlackBerry. We knew it was coming “soon” but I am glad “soon” did not mean years. The new app looks really good and provides a nice reading experience. I think the coolest part is that it synchronizes the last page you read with other Kindle devices. The main downside is that the Kindle app for BlackBerry is only available in the US for some odd reason…
You can pick up the app OTA or read more about it at www.amazon.com/kindlebb
- Get the best reading experience available on your BlackBerry. No Kindle required
- Access your Kindle books even if you don’t have your Kindle with you
- Automatically synchronizes your last page read and annotations between devices with Whispersync
- Create bookmarks and view the annotations you created on your Kindle, computer, or other Kindle-compatible mobile device
- Search and browse more than 400,000 books, including 101 of 112 New York Times® Best Sellers.
- Find New York Times Best Sellers and new releases for $9.99, unless marked otherwise
- Get free book samples – read the first chapter for free before you decide to buy
- Books you purchase can also be read on a Kindle, computer, or other Kindle-compatible mobile device
- Kindle newspapers, magazines, and blogs are not currently available for Kindle for BlackBerry
- Kindle for BlackBerry is available to U.S. customers only
Future improvements listed below look promising but they make no mention of making the app international:
In addition to page-by-page navigation, you will be able to scroll text line-by-line.
- Create Notes and Highlights
Along with viewing the notes and highlights you created on other Kindle devices, you will be able to create and edit notes and highlights.
You will be able to search within your book.