Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Kobo E-reader App Now Available on BlackBerry 10

E-reader technology has come a long way since its birth just a few short years ago. Originally, dedicated devices, e-readers are now available in handy apps format for mobile devices, such as tablets and smartphones. Allowing access to literally millions of books – both classic and modern – at the touch of a button, it's no wonder that e-readers have quickly become a primary method of reading for many.

If you're one such technological bookworm, there's some good news for you: Kobo has recently announced that their e-reading app is to make its way to the new BlackBerry 10 operating system. Previously only available on the BlackBerry PlayBook, the app can now be downloaded for the new BlackBerry Q10 and Z10 smartphones.

The Kobo app has a number of features designed to entice both new users and people who have previously used the app before. Keeping BlackBerry and Kobo's three-year partnership in mind, the app for BlackBerry 10 OS will allow users to synchronise their book library across devices. According to the Executive Vice President of Devices at Kobo, Wayne White, “The Kobo app creates the ideal reading experience for BlackBerry smartphone customers who want to be able to consume books wherever they are and whenever they want”.

Other functions of the app include the ability to organise your library via virtual bookshelves, and more academic tools like note-taking and the ability to highlight text. Additionally, the Kobo app feature exclusive content for BlackBerry users, including a free digital copy of Neil Gaiman's novel A Calendar of Tales, as well as the highly useful and informative How to be Interesting after You Graduate by Jessica Hagy of

The release of this version of the Kobo app is sure to be a big boost to the BlackBerry 10 family of smartphones. Kobo is a major global e-reader company and currently has more than three million books available for download in its e-book store. The company's reputation for providing a convenient e-reading experience will mesh well with BlackBerry's focus on interconnectivity and accessibility. We will have to wait and see just how fast it flies off the shelves!

The Kobo e-reader app is now available for all BlackBerry 10 users and can be downloaded from the BlackBerry World Store.

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