Amazon to launch Kindle App for new BlackBerry PlayBook

By Bla1ze on 27 Sep 2010 06:16 pm EDT
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The BlackBerry PlayBook is just out the gates and already, many folks are laying out there plans to bring applications to the device. One of the first, with a press release is Amazon. Kindle services will be brought to the BlackBerry Playbook and I'm sure this is just the beginning of developers who will be stepping up. As the press release states:

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that it will launch a Kindle app for the new BlackBerry PlayBook tablet computer. Customers can already enjoy the free Kindle app on their BlackBerry today. Like all Kindle apps, the Kindle app for the new BlackBerry PlayBook will let customers Buy Once, Read Everywhere—on Kindle, Kindle 3G, Kindle DX, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, Mac, PC, BlackBerry, Android-based devices, and in the coming months, the new BlackBerry PlayBook. Amazon's Whispersync technology syncs your place across devices, so you can pick up where you left off. For more information about the free Kindle apps, go to www.amazon.com/kindleapps.

“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 Dorothy Nicholls, Director, Amazon Kindle. "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.'"

Exciting times, can't wait to see who else will be joining in on the action once things start rolling out for the BlackBerry PlayBook.

Source: Business Wire

12 comments

footose

Here's hoping they release an SDK for us third party developers WAY before the launch of this thing, otherwise there will be NO app's for it when it's released,just like the nightmare the Torch presented most of us.

jlb21

Having a powerhouse like Amazon/Kindle up front like this is great. Of course if I am UMF'ed into getting a playbook, it might sort of cannibalize my Kindle. Then again, my aging eyes like the e-ink display of the Kindle.

So who knows.....

Rob.Elliott

Thats great, but I can't see myself getting excited until Kindle for Blackberry is available outside of America. In the UK it's available on every other platform so I'm really not sure what the problem is...

pastornordel

Would love the kindle app on my 9700. But not in Canada.

jwmax

It's likely some government thing, although not sure why it would work on iPhone in Canada and UK and not BB, when it does work on BB in US. Are you guys sure it works on iPhone in Canada UK?

kennyiceberry

EBooks are like a closed system and there need never be any external interface. It's a 'book' after all. No external interface required an possibilityof monitoring on RIM's super secure server systems spells bad practice for many state's point of view. Just a thought.

kennyiceberry

EBooks are like a closed system and there need never be any external interface. It's a 'book' after all. No external interface required an possibilityof monitoring on RIM's super secure server systems spells bad practice for many state's point of view. Just a thought.

bb.pl

Is it true that Amazon will add Kindle to the BlackBerry PlayBook ?
Any updates, anyone...???

lilijon

I bought my Playbook because it is about the same size as my Kindle, I have waited patiently since June for the update, contacted Amazon and still no answer on who or when someone will have a Kindle app for my Playbook....:(

Chesterton

Does this mean that the new kindle app will also be coming to the new 7 OS blackberry smartphones?