Amazon.com has just introduced a beta version of Kindle for BlackBerry, a free application that lets customers shop for and read e-books from this online retailer’s collection. It gives smartphones many of the features of the Kindle eReader.
It has been designed to work in conjunction with the dedicated Kindle eReader, automatically synchronizing the user’s bookmarks so they always have their reading material with them and can pick up reading where they left off.
Unlike the Kindle eReader, which has a monochrome display, the BlackBerry version lets users read books in full color, including children’s books, cookbooks, travel books, textbooks, and graphic novels.
Kindle for BlackBerry is free, and can be downloaded now at www.amazon.com/kindlebb. This application is still a beta — a full version is expected in the coming months.
There is also a version of this app for the iPhone and iPod touch.