Fictionwise, the eBook retailer which was recently acquired by Barnes and Noble, today announced the beta test release of eReader for BlackBerry. More detailed info:
For the first time, BlackBerry smartphone users will enjoy the free, easy-to-use eBook reading application that is already popular on the iPhone and iPod touch. The eReader software enables BlackBerry users to download and read their eBooks anytime and anyplace, and offers an interactive over-the-air shopping experience via the BlackBerry built-in browser on the eReader mobile eBook store.
With over one million downloads, the eReader application has become one of the most popular ways to read books on mobile devices and smartphones. The new BlackBerry version of eReader features flexible controls that allow the user to adjust the application as they wish to ensure a heightened reading experience. The ability to change font sizes improves readability in any lighting condition, while navigation features such as bookmarks, linked Table of Contents, and text search simplify locating specific pages and chapters.
Using wireless access to the eReader.com catalog, users can easily browse titles, make purchases and download books directly to their BlackBerry smartphones. Users may access their own personal bookshelves directly from their devices, giving them the ability to pick and choose from their entire collection of eBook titles they have purchased from eReader.com or fictionwise.com
The eReader application works on iPhones as well as Palm, Windows Mobile, Pocket PC and Symbian smartphones, and Windows and Mac laptops or full sized computers. It may be downloaded free of charge and is able to work immediately on any BlackBerry device released within the past few years.