BlackBerry PlayBook Apps: Kindle Already

While watching a live blog of the 2010 BlackBerry Developer Conference I was shocked for two reasons. The first was the announcement of the PlayBook tablet device, and the second was that a Kindle app had also been announced.

Most of you with a BlackBerry smartphone will know that a Kindle app is already available, offering you access to online books from Amazon. So once owners have the PlayBook in their hands in the early part of 2011, they will have instant access to Kindle books like iPad users currently enjoy.

According to Paul Miller from Engadget, he reports that the Kindle app for RIM’s PlayBook will be free, as it is on other devices. Once the app has been downloaded and installed users will have access to over 700,000 books — beat that iBooks.

We agree that some of the books from the Kindle Store can be on the expensive side, but how nice is it to have a digital library of your collection? Will the Kindle be one of the first apps that you download on PlayBook?

Written by Peter Chubb

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Can t wait to buy one!! Superior real life tablet!


Unless it uses Android, this one will fail 🙁


if they can link the blackberry phone service like blackberry messenger to the playbook then RIM is going to kill the game!!!


One app is great, but what about the following questions?

1. How mature is the BlackBerry Tablet OS given that it's version 1, no smartphone experience, etc.
2. User Interface: you cannot compete with the iPad without an amazing user interface. We haven't seen anything yet…
3. Price
4. Battery life – with such impressive specs, that could be a problematic area.
5. Apps: is it going to be purely web (given that Flash and Html5 are supported)? Or Java? How many apps will be available when the product is officially released?

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