Kobo's free, top-ranked eReading application brings more than 3.5 million
books, with its superior, customizable reading experience, to BlackBerry 10
TORONTO, July 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Kobo, a global leader in eReading, today
announced that its free, award-winning eReading application is available for
BlackBerry® Z10 and BlackBerry® Q10 smartphone customers. The app will
enable Readers on-the-go to carry, browse and shop the more than 3.5-million
books sold on Kobo's eBookstore, as well as the ability to automatically sync
their library across any device they own.
"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," said Wayne White, EVP of Devices, Kobo. "Readers will be able to
manage their library and pick up right where they left off, all on their
For the past three years, Kobo and BlackBerry® have successfully developed
eReading apps for BlackBerry customers. Kobo's eReading app enables Readers to
easily 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.
After Hagy's "How to be Interesting" post on Forbes.com went viral, attracting
more than 1.4 million viewers, Hagy captured her ideas in this quirky book
about how to stand out from the crowd. The book, exclusive to Kobo, will be
automatically loaded to a customer's account upon download of the Kobo app.
Customers will also enjoy one of the newest Keep Moving Projects, Neil
Gaiman's A Calendar Of Tales, through the Kobo eReading app for free on
The Kobo application includes:
-- Browse and shop more than 3.5 million eBooks
-- Automatically sync your library across all of your devices,
picking up where you left off
-- Customize your reading experience with font styles and a
day/night mode option
-- Reading Life™ allows you to track your reading habits
over time with personal stats and earn awards for reading
-- Sharing with friends on Facebook
"BlackBerry 10 is designed to enable customers to access and enjoy content in
a way that's fast and convenient," said Martyn Mallick, VP of Global Alliances
and Business Development at BlackBerry. "The Kobo app further supports the
BlackBerry 10 customer experience by connecting people to their content
wherever they are and we are excited to work with Kobo to bring their eReading
app to BlackBerry 10 customers."
The Kobo eReading app is now available for download on the BlackBerry®
World™ storefront at:
About Kobo Inc.
Kobo Inc. is one of the world's fastest-growing eReading services offering
more than 3.5-million eBooks, magazines and newspapers to millions of
customers in 190 countries. Believing that consumers should have the freedom
to read any book on any device, Kobo provides consumers with a choice when
reading. From its Family of eReaders, which includes the Kobo Touch™, Kobo
Mini, Kobo Glo and Kobo Arc, to its free, top-ranked eReading applications for
Apple®, BlackBerry®, Android®, and Windows® products, Kobo ensures the
next great read is just a page-turn away. Headquartered in Toronto and owned
by Tokyo-based Rakuten, Kobo eReaders can be found in major retail chains
around the world. For more information, visit www.kobo.com.
BlackBerry and related trademarks, names and logos are the property of
Research In Motion Limited. BlackBerry is not responsible for any third-party
products or services.
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Relations Kobo Inc. 647-282-1181 firstname.lastname@example.org
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