Yesterday we pointed out a picture on RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook site showing a then unknown app with popular magazines featured. Having no idea what the app was I decided to open up to floor to our readers to figure out what it was and it looks like we have it figured out. The BlackBerry PlayBook render of the app looks exactly like Zinio.
In case you have never heard of Zinio (I hadn’t) they offer up popular digital magazines and books through their service. From what I can tell Zinio offers National Geographic, Rolling Stones, Harvard Business Review, and Popular Mechanics which are shown in the rendering on RIM’s site. What really clinches it is that their latest Zinio Reader4 beta is built on Adobe AIR which should be super easy for them to port to the BlackBerry PlayBook.
So it looks like we will probably hear an announcement about the PlayBook getting Zinio soon. What do you think?
Thanks to Tenniscpa and Michael for pointing this out!