Read all about it! Kobo eBooks App and New Social eReading App are coming


Kobo is a global eBook retailer known for offering a rich eReading experience. Today RIM and Kobo announced plans to preload the Kobo eBooks app on the BlackBerry® PlayBook™. We are really excited that Kobo’s service and regionalized content will be available to BlackBerry PlayBook tablet users.

The Kobo service provides access to more than 2.2 million books, newspapers and magazines (now that’s a lot of reading!). The app will allow the user to personalize text size, font and style, access recommended reading lists, plus lots more. For more details, check out the press release.

Dan Leibu, chief technology officer for Kobo, also joined us this week at BlackBerry DEVCON to debut an upcoming social eReading app for BlackBerry® smartphones that will leverage our recently announced BBM™ (BlackBerry® Messenger) Social Platform. Kobo plans to integrate information from various functions of BBM into the eBook shopping and reading experience on its app. Shop with a friend, read with a group, exchange passages, and discuss the book in real-time! You can check out a video of this new Kobo app for BlackBerry smartphones (expected to be available early next year) here:

Kobo with BBM from Kobo on Vimeo.

Let us know what favorite eBook you look forward to reading on your BlackBerry smartphone or the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook tablet! In the meantime, be sure to check out Kobo’s current app for BlackBerry smartphones on BlackBerry App World™.

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