Thursday, July 18, 2013

Kobo app comes to Blackberry Z10 and Blackberry Q10

Although most business people prefer to use Blackberry smartphones, apps for iOS or Android are far more sufficient than apps for Blackberry. Compared to heaps of Android reading apps with multi-formats supported, Blackberry 10 owners simply find it inconvenient to read eBooks on. Fortunately, one of the largest worldwide eBook providers, Kobo, eventually released Kobo app for BB 10 (or higher) last week (Jul, 14th), thereby users will be able to read Kobo EPUB books on BB phones, together with Kindle items.

Key features of Kobo app:

  • Sync reading progress, bookmarks, notes and highlights across different devices.
  • Reading mode customization supported: Day/Night mode, Portrait/Landscape mode, etc.
  • Read and share eBooks/experiences/ideas in a social way: Reading Life and Reading Pulse supported. Readers are also able to share quotes, notes and book reviews to friends on Facebook and Twitter.
  • 9 Languages supported: English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese and Japanese.

What's more, people can transfer personal EPUB or PDF books to Kobo library via email, web and dropbox. eBooks from local public library are supported as well.

Previously, readers can only read Kindle books on Blackberry smartphones with Kindle app, which was released in March this year. Since Kobo has currently released reading app for Blackberry, readers have got more sources to get eBooks: Kobo eBook store, local library and considerable torrent sites offering EPUB/PDF books for free.