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Webreader is Your Personal Newspaper and Offline Ereader for BlackBerry Playbook

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Webreader is a flexible and feature filled reader app by Soft Artists Ltd. that’s compatible with web, RSS and Atom feeds. Webreader can be used to read news on your BlackBerry Playbook in offline mode, as well as accessed from any desktop via the web.
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The New Amazon Kindle and Ad-Supported Mobile Content vs Paying for Premium

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Amazon recently announced its new Kindle model which has an awfully alluring price tag of $114 – $25 cheaper than the previous base model. The only catch is that it’s filled with advertisements for products ranging from Olay to Buick to Visa. Founder and CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, said of the newly discounted model, “We’re working hard to make sure that anyone who wants a Kindle can afford one.” And the best way to do that is by using sponsored ads.

This new Kindle also comes bundled with an app called ‘AdMash’ which allows users to vote on their favorite advertisements, ultimately deciding which advertisements are featured on the device’s sponsored screensavers. The new, ad-fortified Kindle is Wi-Fi-only and will be released on May 3rd and the 3G model will also be available for $189.
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The Reader’s Medium – The Pros and Cons of eBooks

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As a general rule, I tend to have at least two books on the go at any given time. Before I went in to marketing and copywriting, I worked in a large bookstore. The walls of my living room are lined with bookshelves that are overflowing with works of fantasy, biographies, cookbooks, atlases, encyclopedias, you name it. In short, I love books. They are and have been the cornerstone of society for many, many centuries.

But apparently it’s all changing. Last year, Amazon said that eBooks were outselling hardcovers. During my 45 minute bus commute to work every day, I see at least five people with their eyes glued to some form of eReader. I do still see people reading books the old fashioned way, but it seems that more and more often, I’m seeing electronic books.

I’ve been toying with the idea of purchasing some form of eBook reader or downloading eBooks for my BlackBerry for a couple of months now, but I’m still on the fence about it. Here’s what I know about eBooks:
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Roundup of BlackBerry PlayBook Apps We Have Seen So Far

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Now that App World is accepting BlackBerry PlayBook apps, many are wondering what people are going to submit. We’ve taken the time to put together a roundup of all the PlayBook apps we’ve seen so far. There are many developers out there that are working on apps that we may not have spotted yet, so be sure to comment and let us know about them and we can add them to the list. So far there are a lot of cool apps and the PlayBook is shaping up to be a well-rounded device with both enterprise and consumer applications. Read after the jump for the full list.
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Kindle App for BlackBerry Now Available

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Amazon have launched Kindle for BlackBerry, a free download that gives you access to 420,000 books, including 102 of 121 NYT Bestsellers. The Kindle app will also sync your last page read and annotations between your BlackBerry and other Kindle-compatible devices.

To download the Kindle app, head over to amazon.com/kindlebb.

Kindle App for BlackBerry Coming Soon

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Adam over at CB got a tip about the upcoming Kindle app for BlackBerry. The app will give you access to Kindle books without the need to purchase a Kindle, and it will automatically sync your last page read and annotations between devices. It seems the app won’t have any support for newspapers, magazines or blogs, but you get the whole Kindle book library at your disposal.

Speaking of Kindle, has anyone tried the UnSwindle app? For those not familiar with UnSwindle, a developer named iHeartCabbages created an app that circumvents the Kindle DRM protections. The app was developed to help make books more accessible, in celebration of the Right to Read.

Register to be notified of the upcoming Kindle app for BlackBerry.