Amazon has just released a new BB10 app for the Blackberry Z10 and upcoming Q10 line of smartphones. The new app is available for all countries that Amazon currently supports. One of the downfalls is this app is a simple Android port of the Kindle e-Reading App that has been available on the Good e-Reader App Store for quite some time. It is NOT a native app, and you will not enjoy any of the features that are evident in the dedicated apps the company writes for a myriad of operating systems.
The Kindle App for BB10 always needs a WIFI or data connection. You will not be able to initiate offline reading. Still, this is great news for customers who do not know how to sideload in their own Android apps or just don’t want to be bothered with jumping through a number of hoops. You can download it today via the official Blackberry World entry. Blackberry Playbook owners do not have access to the Kindle App, as it is flagged BB10 only.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.