Tong Zhang
(Senior Editor)
09/30/10 05:11 PM
Kobo Reader to be Pre-loaded on the New BlackBerry PlayBook with Social eBook App

Kobo ebook reader will be preloaded on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet giving user easy access to Kobo's store of more than 2.2 million books. Kobo has announced plans to develop a social eReading application leveraging the new BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) social platform. Here is more info on Kobo ebook app for the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook:

Key features of the Kobo eBook app on the BlackBerry PlayBook are:

* Integrated shopping. The Kobo store offers more than 2.2 million titles and the catalogue includes bestsellers, new releases and over 1 million free books. International stores feature region-specific content and pricing.

* Find books easily. Extensive categories and recommended reading lists help readers find their next great read.

* Choose library view. See your collection of books in a list, or on Kobo?s beautiful virtual bookshelf.

* Customizable reading options. Personalize text size, font and style. Switch between day and night reading mode or customize a specific brightness setting.

* Easy navigation. Tap to turn pages, scroll quickly through a book, or use the Table of Contents to jump between sections.

* Switch views. Kobo will automatically switch from landscape to portrait view as the BlackBerry PlayBook is turned.

* Read anywhere. Kobo also offers free reading applications for BlackBerry smartphones, computers and other devices, which all sync together across a user?s account. Kobo members can pick up and read on any device without ever losing their place.

* Open platform. Kobo supports open standards, including EPUB, PDF, allowing customers to buy once and read anywhere, or read free choosing from over 1 million free titles from Kobo or visiting public eBook libraries.

* Social shopping and shared eReading will be introduced upon availability of the BBM Social Platform. Watch a video of what Kobo is planning at

Kobo with BBM video demo:


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