Kindle Is Now Available On BlackBerry 10

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Amazon Kindle was one of the first high-profile apps to launch on Windows 8 late last year. Now the app has made its way to BlackBerry World a day before BlackBerry 10's launch in the U.S.

BlackBerry announced that Amazon Kindle is now available on BlackBerry 10. It's part of a larger collection of apps that will be hitting BlackBerry World as it crosses 100,000 app threshold.

Kindle for BlackBerry 10 won't be adding any new features, like Pandora for Windows Phone 8, but it does have all of its usual features intact:

  • Personalize – Adjust the text size, change the screen’s brightness, choose your background color, and read in either portrait or landscape mode.
  • Look Up Words – Tap and hold any word in a book to view the word’s definition with the built-in dictionary or use the Google or Wikipedia links to get more information.
  • Sample Books Before Buying – Easily shop for ebooks and read the first chapter for free before you decide to buy.
  • Bi-Lingual – Kindle is available in English and French.
  • Getting Kindle on BlackBerry 10 is obviously a pretty big deal, especially for a platform that has thus far missed out on other high-profile apps. It's just a little unfortunate that BlackBerry 10 is not yet available on the BlackBerry Playbook as eBooks are not very user friendly on smartphones.

    If you already have a BlackBerry 10 device, you can grab the Kindle app from BlackBerry World. While you're at it, you can check out the other new apps hitting BlackBerry 10 today - OpenTable and The Wall Street Journal.

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