PressReader for BlackBerry PlayBook released!

The latest version of PressReader, optimized for BlackBerry Tablet OS, is now available for free download from BlackBerry App World providing PlayBook users with access to over 1,900 full-content newspapers and magazines from 95 countries!

With PressReader for PlayBook, users will benefit from intuitive and easy-to-use features, including the ability to conveniently set up auto-delivery of newspaper and magazine subscriptions, as well as the ability of reading downloaded publications off-line in both portrait and landscape modes.  Other features include:

  • Flipping pages as if reading a paper publication
  • Panning /zooming articles and images, and viewing them in stunning clarity
  • Easily navigating publications using page thumbnails or tables of contents
  • Opening full articles in easy-to-read text view
  • Searching online across titles and selecting the desired titles for download
  • Sharing articles on Facebook and Twitter
  • Authorizing PressReader as part of the existing subscription

Watch a demonstration of PressReader for PlayBook below:


PressReader for PlayBook is the perfect application for busy professionals who need to stay on top of business-critical news or connect with what’s happening at home when they are on the road,” said Alex Kroogman, CEO of NewspaperDirect. “The BlackBerry brand is popular around the world and so we’re extremely pleased to make PressReader available to BlackBerry PlayBook users who want the most immersive news reading experience on their favorite tablet.

“The robust and growing catalogue of local, national and international newspapers and magazines available through PressReader allows BlackBerry PlayBook users to have instant, portable access to the world’s press every day,” said Tyler Lessard, VP Global Alliances & Developer Relations, Research in Motion.

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