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Old 02-14-2009, 06:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My father is talking about the amazon kindle. He has a t-mobile blackberry curve 8320 and i was wondering if there is an app for the blackberry where he can download new ebooks like the kindle does. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 02-14-2009, 06:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Check out MobiPocket. It has a BB app you can download and you can purchase ebooks OTA. It appears to work well on the Curve.

Also, it has a desktop version for your PC. With the desktop app you can organize all ebooks as well as convert between many formats.

Sorry, URL is www mobipocket com/en/DownloadSoft/application.asp?device=Blackberry

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Old 02-17-2009, 04:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I use MobiPocket and I like it.
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Did you try www.blackberrybooks.com yet?
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Old 02-20-2009, 04:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I also use Mobipocket. I'm able to bring PDF files of books I like and read them anywhere. Great app!
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One good thing about Mobipocket is it is NOT just limited to a particular hardware platform. I started using it years ago on a PDA. Yet those same books are still available on my Bold or my new CyBook e-book reader by Bookeem. Mobiepocket also will sych your RSS feeds. They have a free MobiPocket Creator program that will allow you to convert Word, HTML & PDF files to be in e-book format. Take a look at what Kindle will charge you for RSS blog updates. Very easy to run up a $20 a month bill for blog & magazine updates.
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Mobipocket is a good one I have used it too
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I prefer wattpad, there are more free books to find with it.
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There's also shortcovers.com. They have a native BB client.
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:53 PM   #10 (permalink)
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tell him that the kindle is not backlit. Big drawback for me b/c i like to read in bed when my wife falls asleep. Its also very expensive. I bought it but I am going to return it
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