The tablet device that Research In Motion was rumored to be developing is finally out and it seems Apple’s iPad now has some serious competition to deal with, what with the Samsung’s Galaxy Tab being out in the fray. However, to have a viable ecosystem that caters to all the requirements of tablet users is the other factor that is more important than having just one brilliant device. And what better thing to have on the PlayBook than the immensely popular Kindle App that has become all the rage among book lovers the world over.
Close on the heels of the unveiling of Research In Motion’s first tablet device comes the announcement from Amazon that they too would like to have a presence on the PlayBook via an e-book reading application. Amazon also announced this will be in addition to the BlackBerry mobile app that they already have in place.
What’s more, Amazon revealed that their e-book reading app will be perfectly compliant with their WhisperSync technology that would ensure what you read will be in perfect sync with a plethora of other devices like the iPad, iPhone, and a host of Android devices, not the mention the Kindle range of e-readers. What this means is the book that you read on a device like the iPad can be continued right from where you left off on the PlayBook and so on.
“When you buy a Kindle book, you can already read it on iPhone, iPad, Android, PC, Mac, BlackBerry, and of course on your Kindle, Kindle 3G, and Kindle DX,” said the Director at Amazon Kindle, Dorothy Nicholls. “We’re very excited to add the new BlackBerry PlayBook to that list. As with our other Kindle apps, the BlackBerry PlayBook app will be free and will incorporate our WhisperSync technology so you can seamlessly switch between devices. Our vision is ‘Buy Once, Read Everywhere.’”
And of course, you won’t have to get hooked onto a PC to add books to your library, they can be downloaded directly to the device. Also, while you will have to pay for the books that you buy, the app itself comes free of cost. As for performance, expect things to be zippy with the power of dual core processors at your disposal.