Amazon To Launch Kindle App For Blackberry Users

Blackberry owners who like to read books while on the go can now access their favourite titles right from their smartphones, thanks to the launch of an Amazon Kindle reader for the RIM platform.

Over the weekend the online retailing giant has announced that it has made available its immensely popular Kindle app for Blackberry for the US users, allowing them to access their much sought after titles from a massive catalogue comprising 420,000 books.

Ian Freed, VP for Amazon Kindle, announced the move by saying, “Since the launch of our popular Kindle for iPhone app last year, customers have been asking us to bring a similar experience to the BlackBerry. We are thrilled to make it available today.”

As of now, the application has been made available at some select models, namely Blackberry Bold 9000 & 9700, Blackberry Curve 8520 & 8900, Blackberry Storm 9350 & 9550, and Blackberry Tour 9630.

The application would presumably enhance appeal for the Blackberry devices and put them in direct competition with the Apple’s recently unveiled iPad tablet.

While a majority of publishers have been pressing Amazon for the low prices it charges for e-books, the online retailing company has been selling most of the titles at $9.99 or less.