So it turns out people might use an ebook store other than Kindle. Should they?
by on October 17, 2011
BlackBerry phones – particularly those with a keyboard – might not be the first devices to spring to mind when you think of ereaders, but users spend half their time reading emails, so why not extend that into reading a book?
Well, because reading long-form writing on a small LCD screen isn’t very pleasant, we suppose. But there’s no reason you can’t use it for a quick read here and there. Kobo is an ereader and ebook store app, and one that’s worth exploring if you want to get some books on your device.
When you’re reading, you can change the font size and choice of font easily, using the standard BlackBerry options you get in other reading apps. As usual, text is clear on the BackBerry’s screen, so it’s only really size and brightness you need to contend with.
The Kobo store has a decent range of books, and you can browse by category, search for something, or use the Discover section to look through various lists, including Most Popular. There’s a range of free books, but it’s not what you’d call a treasure trove. That goes for the store as a whole – there’s lots here, inevitably, but it ain’t exactly the Kindle store.
The prices are fairly standard (and are given in dollars), making this a decent app overall, but it’s definitely worth checking out the Kindle for BlackBerry beta.
Buy this app: Download the Kobo app now
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