Toronto-based Kobo has launched a free e-reading app on the BlackBerry 10 platform.
Kobo’s app enables readers to carry, browser, and shop from a library of more than 3.5 million books. The app also syncs with existing Kobo libraries on other devices.
“The Kobo app creates the ideal reading experience for BlackBerry smartphone customers who want to be able to consume books wherever they are and whenever they want,” says Wayne White, executive vice president of devices at Kobo. “Readers will be able to manage their library and pick up right where they left off, all on their smartphone.”
For the past three years, Kobo and BlackBerry have successfully developed e-reading apps for BlackBerry customers. Kobo’s eReading app enables Readers to organize their library and create custom bookshelves, search within a book, highlight text and take notes within the eBook experience, and rate and review books in addition to checking out what other Readers have to say.
BlackBerry 10 smartphone customers who download the Kobo app will receive Forbes.com blogger Jessica Hagy’s How to be Interesting After You Graduate. The book, exclusive to Kobo, will be automatically loaded to a customer’s account upon download of the Kobo app.
The app also includes Kobo’s Reading Life feature, which allows users to track their reading habits over time with personal stats and earn awards for reading.
Download the app here.