04-21-2011 02:37 PM
Would be great if we could get an update on if the Kindle app for Playbook is still in the works. Rumors abound that the Kobo deal was exclusive and there will be no Kindle app. We're hoping that isn't the case..
04-21-2011 02:49 PM
04-21-2011 02:55 PM
It's still in the works last time I saw news about it recently -- it's up to Amazon at this point.
04-21-2011 02:58 PM
04-21-2011 03:00 PM
RIM would be dumb to start limiting apps in its App Store given how few there are. Also, given the Kindle's penetration in the eBook space, marrying themselves to Kobo would be suspect.
I hope you're right....
Don't be silly -- this isn't Apple
04-25-2011 08:27 AM
I just wrote customer service @ Amazon for this same reason, and will post their reply as soon as I get one. Kobo is not only limited in terms of book selection, but you can only pay by Visa or Mastercard, it's expensive, and it seems to be quite slow. If I don't hear soon that a Kindle app will be available for the Playbook, I, too, will be seriously considering returning it.
Please contact Amazon customer service and ask them to add a Playbook Kindle app!
04-25-2011 09:35 AM
Here is the reply from an Amazon rep:
I understand you want to know if the Kindle for BlackBerry application will be made available for Blackberry Playbook.
I've checked and see that we had announced that we'll be launching a Kindle application for BlackBerry Playbook, but we still haven’t released the application or announced any release date for this.
Currently, we don’t have information about the release date but once the release date of the application is decided we'll post that on our website. Please check our apps page from time to time for the update.
I hope this helps. Thanks for your interest in Kindle.
Hope springs eternal...