For anyone that has never tried the BlackBerry Kindle app, now might be a good time to check it out as it has just been updated from 1.0.0.68 to 1.0.2.1. The app however, is limited to customers in the U.S. only.

You donít need a Kindle to enjoy reading books on your BlackBerry. If you do own a Kindle, you can access those books already purchased on your BlackBerry, even if you donít have your Kindle with you. The app automatically synchronizes your last page read and annotations between devices with Whispersync.

While Amazonís site doesnít say it supports the Bold 9650, I do use the app on my phone. According to Amazon's site, here are the supported devices:


  • Curve 8520 and 8900
  • Tour 9630
  • Bold 9000 and 9700
  • Storm 9530 and 9550
  • Torch 9800
I can tell you from personal experience that this app saved my 4.0 grade average in U.S. History class recently. The book I purchased from Amazon would not download to my laptop or iPod after being on the phone with tech support for an hour. The book I needed for class did download flawlessly on my beloved BlackBerry though and saved the day, or grade as it were.

Try this free app and let us know what you think in our forums!