Kobo App Features
Kobo, Inc. released the Kobo BlackBerry app in version 3.0 in March of 2010. The file size is 839KB and users have awarded this app a three star rating. This app supports all countries, devices, and carriers.
I was able to download this free app easily from BlackBerry App World; it took less than 30 seconds to install. You will be first directed to the home screen where you can browse featured eBooks by the most popular and also find out about new releases on this Kobo BlackBerry app.
Although the app is free, you must create a username (your email) and choose a password and not every eBook title is free. Once done, I searched the “most popular" eBook titles and found The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown ($9.99) as well as other bestselling titles.
You can get some of the classics for free like Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and for kids you can even get titles like Alice in Wonderland at no cost. Under the What’s New tab, the titles offered are supposed to be new to eBooks, although I bet Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People is offered in an eBook format from the Barnes & Noble eReader or the Amazon Kindle. I’m assuming here the What’s New tab is what’s new in the Kobo BlackBerry app.
The tab for Purchased shows what eBook titles you bought and then saved in an “I’m Reading" folder. The List feature gives you options to browse New York Times bestsellers, Oprah’s picks, In the News eBooks, and even Book Club reads. The topics under the List feature are too many to name here, but you can browse by Reads for Gals or Guys, Kids, Cheap reads, Prize Winners or find the latest Harlequin romance novel. You can also use the Search function to find an eBook by keyword or author.
The settings tab allows you to change the size and type of font and you can check on local data storage or change your account settings.