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Old 02-18-2010, 03:50 AM   #1
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Kindle App for BlackBerry Released

I got an email notification about half an hour ago. I'm sorry to say it's for USA only.

http://www.amazon.com/kindlebb

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Old 02-18-2010, 05:06 AM   #2
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Now the Kindle app for windows mobile....
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What a way to start the day!

I also received the email and had it downloading by the time I checked this site.

<<<<<< FIRST IMPRESSION >>>>>>>>>
Simple and clean

The store front is better than Kobo and B&N. They have included all of the must have features from their main site and included it to the app. The book summary, reviews, and buy now button.


The reader is about as good as B&N, which is not saying much, but does not have the ability to search.
The books on the Kindle do look nicer than those of the eReader/B&NReader, most likely due to MOBI being a more feature rich format than eReader.
The ONE SAVING feature is you can sync it with your Kindle, PC which is cool!

The good news is amazon has listed

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Future Improvements
As with all our services, we will continue to improve the Kindle for Blackberry application. Below are some of the features to be added in the near future:

* Scrolling
In addition to page-by-page navigation, you will be able to scroll text line-by-line.
* Create Notes and Highlights
Along with viewing the notes and highlights you created on other Kindle devices, you will be able to create and edit notes and highlights.
* Search
You will be able to search within your book.
It would be nice if they add dictionary support.

The Mobipocket reader is still by far a much better reader, it has more font customizations, search, highlight and dictionary lookup.

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I got an email notification about half an hour ago. I'm sorry to say it's for USA only.

http://www.amazon.com/kindlebb
When are they going to release an android version?
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There seems to be a lot of mixed reactions over at the Crackberry site. (A site BlackBerry site for BlackBerry addicts ).
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When are they going to release an android version?
I wonder which will come first the Android of Windows. Right now the big stores are fighting for market control and having access to potential clients is first on their list. Which is why they are hitting the platforms with the large market shares.
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Old 02-18-2010, 12:42 PM   #7
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When are they going to release an android version?
Oh yeah.. Amazon is going to release an Android version so hackers of the nook can also read Amazon Kindle eBooks.
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Oh yeah.. Amazon is going to release an Android version so hackers of the nook can also read Amazon Kindle eBooks.
Yeah they'd be crazy to think they would be making money selling books.
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Yeah they'd be crazy to think they would be making money selling books.
Yep. It's in their interest to get the app, and thus the Kindle store, into as many people's hands as possible.

They make money on hardware, but they undoubtedly make more on book sales with reports that they get around 30% of each book sale.
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