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Kobo to Be Preloaded on New BlackBerry PlayBook
Kobo also announced plans for a social eReading application that will leverage the new BBM Social Platform
By: Pat Romanski
Sep. 30, 2010 12:20 PM
"The new BlackBerry PlayBook is a multitasking powerhouse for apps and content services and, together with Kobo's eBooks app and service, it will provide users with an exceptional eReading experience," stated Jim Tobin, Senior Vice President, Value-Added Services, Research In Motion, as Kobo's announced plans for its application to be preloaded on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. Users will then have access to the Kobo experience including Kobo's store of more than 2.2 million books.
Earlier this week Kobo also announced plans for a social eReading application that will leverage the new BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) Social Platform.
"We are thrilled to be extending our extensive relationship with RIM into the tablet space," said Michael Serbinis, CEO of Kobo. "Readers will love the elegant design, crisp display and portable size and weight of the BlackBerry PlayBook, which is perfectly suited for long reading sessions."
The 7-inch BlackBerry PlayBook is an ideal size for eBooks. The new BlackBerry Tablet OS also features a WebKit browser engine, preferred by Kobo and used across its applications to deliver high-performance eReading applications.
Key features of the Kobo eBook app on the BlackBerry PlayBook are:
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