Log in   •   Sign up   •   Subscribe  feed icon

Crackberry Addict Alert: Kindle App For Blackberrys

Now you don't have to give up your Crackberry habit to get your 'Kindle On!' Amazon has launched a Kindle Application for Blackberry owners so they too can purchase and read eBooks from the Kindle Library, with just a tap of the finger.

Just like the company’s app for iPhone and iPod touch, if you already own a Kindle or Kindle DX, you'll now be able to sync the BlackBerry app with it. For instance, if you bookmarked a page on your Kindle, that same bookmark will be viewable on the smartphone device as well.

The download is free, though only newer BlackBerry models are supported – specifically Curve 8520 and 8900, Tour 9630, Bold 9000 and 9700, and Storm 9500, 9530, and 9550.

Kindle for PCKindle for PCAnd there's more good news! Amazon also announced that after their successful launch of their PC Kindle Web version, they're currently developing both a Mac and iPad edition also.

iPad KindleiPad Kindle
Now, with that widely popular graphic novel genre finally available in the Kindle Library (see "Top Ten Graphic Novels On Kindle"), Blackberry, Mac, iPad and even desktop users can all be able to download and read their favorites within minutes.

Check out CRUDE BEHAVIOR (published by Robot Comics), a MAD-esque political satire of the Bush Administration, in vibrant color  (or in the case of Kindle, 16 slick shades of gray).  Illustrations were provided by the award-winning artist, Jon Donohoe. (Buy here)

Page from "Crude Behavior" featuring Dick Cheney aka 'Darth Vadar'Page from "Crude Behavior" featuring Dick Cheney aka 'Darth Vadar'
According to a Fast Company report, at the end of last year BlackBerrys garnered 50% of the smartphone market, compared to iPhone's 30%."Those figures will change, of course, assuming the iPhone's ascendancy continues and BlackBerry's continues to slip... but the Crackberry is still king of smartphone land for the time being, and will remain so for quite some time."

So Crackberry addicts, get your 'Kindle On' before the guy in the next cubicle beats you to it!

Dilbert's CrackberryDilbert's Crackberry