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Kindle for BlackBerry offer is for US consumers only and on select models

BlackBerry and Amazon got together to launch an innovative application Kindle for BlackBerry, a treat for all book lovers. This means that now a collection of around 420,000 digital books are made available to Blackberry Smartphone (RIM) users and that too at no cost! The application can be downloaded from Amazons website.

Kindle for BlackBerry has a short term limitation though. Firstly the application for now can be availed by US customers but the others need not lose hearts as the extension of this service may soon be around the block. Blackberry models Bold 9700, Tour 9630, Curve 8520 and 8900, Storm 9530 and 9550, and Bold 9000 will support this application.

With the Kindle for BlackBerry application, users can create bookmarks, shop for books by reading through the first chapter as sample and find New York Times new releases and bestsellers as well. Future improvements such as scrolling of text line by line, creating notes and highlights and search feature within the book are in the pipeline.

All the facilities under Kindle for BlackBerry do not need Kindle. The books purchases for example can be read on a computer and other kindle compatible devices. This is made possible thanks to Amazons very own Whispersync technology which automatically synchronizes last page read and annotations across all devices registered to the same Amazon.com account.

This move spells good news for Amazon as Kindle is a hot cake in the markets today and its demand seems to be increasing day by day. This association would mean more number of customers for Amazon’s e-book offerings. Since Amazon's launch of its popular Kindle for iPhone app last year, the demand from the customers has seen a tremendous rise.

So now a whole digital library is just a button click away on your Blackberry, you don’t need to wait anymore to catch up with the latest releases or read your favorite book. Whether you are at home or traveling or even otherwise, “Kindle for BlackBerry” has made book reading just a touch away. From email to eBooks, Blackberry indeed has come a long way!