Amazon has really pumped out the number of applications it has available on a plethora of devices in the last year. They have released applications for Android, Blackberry, iPad, iPhone, and a slew of other devices. It looks like now Amazon is continuing the trend with the upcoming Blackberry Playbook.
There is not a lot of information on this application under development, but they do have time before the Q1 release of the playbook in 2011. They do have staunch competition on the Playbook from Kobo.
We reported on the launch day announcement from San Francisco that Kobo has an application all done and ready for the Playbook on its debut.
Kobo will be integrating an e-reading service using the core elements of the popular Blackberry Messenger application or BBM. This will prove to make the application social and in real time. It will allow you to share book passages with friends, shop with friends, read with a group of people, and discuss the book in real time!
Kobo CEO Michael Serbinis said, “We’re more than happy and immensely excited with our newly founded relationship with Blackberry OS and Blackberry Playbook. There will be new possibilities for us, new books and bestsellers and tons of stuff for our avid readers in the near future.”
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve 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. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.