S4BB launch 24 new magazines for the BlackBerry PlayBook

By James Richardson on 15 Jul 2012 03:45 pm EDT

S4BB dropped me an email this morning to let me know they have updated their range of magazines available to download to the BlackBerry PlayBook. They have 24 titles to choose from so chances are there will be something in the selection that catches your eye. The magazines get their articles from various sources. This way you're ensured of having the latest information whenever you need it. The apps have an intuitive UI displaying the last 30 articles with titles and pictures, allowing you to easily pick an article to start reading.

The magazines fall into two categories. The first twelve are available for free for 30 days and after that your subscription will roll on a monthly basis at $0.99 for each title. The second batch of twelve doesn't come with the free trial so payment is required up front.

With the BlackBerry PlayBook being the perfect size for many tablet users; reading on the device feels natural. With BlackBerry 10 coming to the PlayBook soon (sort of) it may be a perfect time to consider the tablet if you have not done so yet.

If reading magazines on your PlayBook is how you roll this looks to be a nice option. I haven't actually used any of them so if you do please feel free to let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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Reader comments

S4BB launch 24 new magazines for the BlackBerry PlayBook


Speaking of magazine apps, I wish Zinio would get it together and fix their app. What a bug fest.

On the smaller screen of a playbook, zinio does however cry out for the text link you get in the ios version so you don't need to zoom in if you want to read an article more comfortably.

Getting back on topic, these apps seem nice enough, but they would probably be all that much better if they had an overall newstand or bookshelf app from which you would choose the ones you wanted to download.