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Kobo E-book App To Come Pre-loaded On RIM's PlayBook

Kobo has announced that its e-reader application will come pre-installed on RIM's upcoming PlayBook tablet device.

The Canadian company has revealed that its e-book reader technology will now be made available to users through the soon to be launched PlayBook device from RIM, Into Mobile reports.

According to the partnership between the two companies, RIM will offer an electronic library maintained by Kobo for its forthcoming PlayBook to its users across the globe. The library, or novel marketplace, is said to have been stocked with more than two million books.

"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," said chief executive officer of Kobo Michael Serbinis.

The pre-loaded software, which will allow users to easily browse through the texts, is expected to sport personalised settings for reading purposes. It will also enable users to sync the software with additional devices such as a PC or a mobile phone.