Amazon.com now announces some great news for BlackBerry owners with a reading fetish. The company has unveiled a new application dubbed as ‘Kindle for BlackBerry’. The offering can be downloaded from the official website absolutely free of cost. Amazon.com brings to a wide selection of BlackBerry devices more than 420,000 books which also include 102 of 112 New York Times Bestsellers.
Packed with Amazon’s Whispersync technology, users can easily save and sync their bookmarks not only on their Kindle and Kindle DX but also on the iPhone, iPod touch, PC and now BlackBerry. The company plans to bring this to the Mac and iPad as well in the near future. BlackBerry devices working with various U.S. carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon can also acquire wireless access to the books provided by the company which are observed to be $9.99 or less.
“Since the launch of our popular Kindle for iPhone app last year, customers have been asking us to bring a similar experience to the BlackBerry, and we are thrilled to make it available today. Kindle for BlackBerry is a great way for customers to continue reading their current book wherever they are – in between meetings, at the grocery store or waiting in the doctor’s office. We think customers are going to love how easy and fun it is to read their Kindle books on their BlackBerry,” revealed Ian Freed, Vice President, Amazon Kindle.
Kindle for BlackBerry lets customers shop at the in-app store as well as browse and download samples and complete books without having to leave the app. Before spending money on buying books, users can get a taste of them by read the beginning for free. They can also gain access to their library of previously purchased Kindle books and automatically sync the last page read.
With the Kindle for BlackBerry application, customers can fashion bookmarks and view annotations on their devices as well as alter the text size of books according to their desire. The books offered here can be seen in complete color and include a variety of themes like cookbooks, textbooks, graphic novels, children’s books and travel books.
BlackBerry owners who wish to download the Kindle for BlackBerry application can do so by going to the Kindle for BlackBerry section on the official Amazon website.