Blackberry users in the US can now download a new Kindle application from Amazon.com giving them access to their eBooks on their handset.
As well as the ability to read books, the app allows users to search and browse titles, buy new books from within the app and even synchronises the last page read between their Kindle-compatible devices.
“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,” said Ian Freed, Vice President, Amazon Kindle.
“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.”
Amazon have also announced that authors and publishers can now use the self-service Kindle Digital Text Platform to upload Spanish, Portuguese and Italian language eBooks to the Kindle Store.