eReader brings access to almost 60,000 ebooks to the BlackBerry platform

Summary:I've been enjoying eReader (used to be called Peanut Press, then PalmReader) for years on my mobile devices and I had always just assumed that the software was available on all the major platforms since it worked on my Palm, S60, and Windows Mobile devices. It is also currently available for the iPhone/iPod touch devices. Yesterday, Fictionwise, Inc. announced that a beta for BlackBerry devices is now available for testing and evaluation. I was a bit surprised that it wasn't already on the BlackBerry platform and think this is a smart move by Fictionwise since the BB platform is quite huge and growing as they release more consumer-oriented devices. I loaded it up on my new Curve 8900 and it was easy to sign into my Fictionwise account and easily access my library of ebooks.

I've been enjoying eReader (used to be called Peanut Press, then PalmReader) for years on my mobile devices and I had always just assumed that the software was available on all the major platforms since it worked on my Palm, S60, and Windows Mobile devices. It is also currently available for the iPhone/iPod touch devices. Yesterday, Fictionwise, Inc. announced that a beta for BlackBerry devices is now available for testing and evaluation. I was a bit surprised that it wasn't already on the BlackBerry platform and think this is a smart move by Fictionwise since the BB platform is quite huge and growing as they release more consumer-oriented devices. I loaded it up on my new Curve 8900 and it was easy to sign into my Fictionwise account and easily access my library of ebooks.

The new BlackBerry version includes the ability to change font sizes, bookmark pages, and perform text searches on your document. With such a wide spectrum of mobile device support, it sure would be nice if Fictionwise had some kind of Whispersync technology that would allow you to pick up where you left off on another device or PC. Just about every model of modern BlackBerry is supported too.

Topics: Mobility, BlackBerry, Hardware

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Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 d... Full Bio

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