Fictionwise, Inc., the eBook retailer which was recently acquired by
Barnes & Noble, Inc. today
announced the official beta test release of eReader for BlackBerry which Wireless and Mobile News named the Free BlackBerry Storm App of the Day on March 15. The free app offers many sizing features, book reading and buying from the web store.
"Book lovers everywhere enjoy the eReader application because it gives
them access to their favorite best-selling authors as well as to tens of
thousands of free classics," said Scott Pendergrast, CEO of Fictionwise,
LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc. "The BlackBerry
platform is the most requested platform that we didn't already support,
and we're thrilled to be able to introduce it to an entirely new segment
of the mobile marketplace."
The eBook reading app enables BlackBerry users to
download and read their eBooks and offers an
interactive over-the-air shopping via BlackBerry's built-in
browser on the eReader mobile eBook store. The application is compatible with BlackBerry Curve, Storm, Pearl,
Bold, 7130, 8110, 8120, 8130, 8220, 8300, 8310, 8320, 8330, 8350i,
8703e, 8707, 8800, 8820, 8830, 8900, 9000, 9500, and 9530.
Istallation Instructions: You must install eReader for
BlackBerry directly from your device's built-in browser. For your
convenience, you can copy and paste this URL in an email and open it on
your Blackberry. The URL is:http://www.ereader.com/bb-beta.xjad.
The new BlackBerry version of eReader features flexible
controls that allow the user to adjust the application as they wish to
ensure a heightened reading experience. The ability to change font sizes
improves readability in any lighting condition, while navigation
features such as bookmarks, linked Table of Contents, and text search
simplify locating specific pages and chapters.
Using wireless access to the eReader.com catalog, users can easily
browse titles, make purchases and download books directly to their
BlackBerry smartphones. Users may access their own personal bookshelves
directly from their devices, giving them the ability to pick and choose
from their entire collection of eBook titles they have purchased from eReader.com
The eReader application works on iPhones as well as Palm, Windows
Mobile, PocketPC and Symbian smartphones, and Windows and Mac laptops
or full sized computers. It may be downloaded free of charge and is able
to work immediately on any BlackBerry device released within the past
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