Ask Us! eBooks For The Blackberry?

Brian asked,

I read a lot on my Palm device and if I could find a Blackberry that would let me read books as well as doing all the other stuff they do, I’d probably go out and buy one.

Sadly to say Brian, there is no easy solution to read eBooks on the Blackberry. A hack way to do it is to send the pdf version of the book to your Blackberry email. This will work only if you are on a BES server, if not you are out of luck. We would love to see Adobe port their Adobe Reader to the Blackberry, but until then there’s no real simple solution to read eBooks on your Blackberry.

7 Responses to “Ask Us! eBooks For The Blackberry?”

  1. 1 PeekPoke

    This may not be what Brian was looking for, but there’s a new service offered by to send you (currently public domain) ebooks by email, page by page per your request. Send a blank email to for instructions (automated).

  2. 2 Bart Bouse just released thier new mobipocket reader with blackberry support. Service includes free news, free classics, and most current releases.

  3. 3 k

    The most easiest way to get ebooks on your blackberry:

  4. 4 C

    I’ve been trying for 3 weeks to get mobipocket to work on my Curve with no success and little response from their support. They suck!

  5. 5 RodneyPiper

    Easiest way to get your EBooks (pdf, chm) on your Blackberry is to install “Mobipocket Reader Desktop 6.1″ on your windows machine (I can’t vouch for you half eaten apples here) and install “Mobipocket Reader” on your blackberry.

    Then under “EBooks” import all your EBooks into your Desktop reader and then just connect your blackberry. The desktop application should recognize your blackberry is connected and ask you to log in etc. etc. Then if you don’t have it set to “auto-synch” then you have to manually send them to your blackberry by clicking “Send” at the top from the “EBooks” screen on your desktop application.

    I am using Windows XP with a BB Curve and it works great. Only downfall is the conversion process isn’t perfected so the EBook doesn’t look identical to the original book but lets not get picky now.

    Hope this helps.

  6. 6 Michelle

    Thank you Rodney!
    This worked perfectly.
    I’ve got a 1500 page book in my 8120 now.
    It’s much lighter this way. :)

  7. 7 Alvin

    Yes, it worked!

    Yea .. the text occasionally missed a letter here and there but it’s still understandable.

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