Barnes And Noble announced yesterday their new on device BlackBerry eBook read and store. Currently hosting 700,00 titles within it, 500,000 of which are in the public domain, Barnes and Nobile will now be pitting itself against such services as Amazon's Kindle. Barnes and Noble is off to a great start with this application though as Amazon does not offer public domain books. As well, Barnes and Noble is giving away 5 free eBooks just for downloading the application, which include:
- Pride and Prejudice
- Little Women
- Merriam-Webster's Pocket Dictionary
- Benjamin Button
All come preloaded when you download and sign up for your a free Barnes and Noble account and items are indeed stored on your SD Card so as to not take up available memory on your device. Supported BlackBerry devices include all Curve, Storm, Bold and Pearl devices as well as 87xx series devices.