- CrackBerry Newbie
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bb Playbook downloaded books???
So i got a Playbook for Christmas and i seen that kobo was on there so i been looking around trying to find out how i can transfer downloaded kobo books .mobi files ... onto my playbook so i can use them in kobo or even epub reader ( i have it but havent used it ) im not sure where to get epub books either or id try to find my downloaded books for it...
12-28-11, 12:48 AM #2
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you can't sideload books into the kobo app on playbook. who knows why. you can do this on iOS/android no problem. you will soon find out that a lot of basic little things just can't be done or are just extremely convoluted to do on the playbook.
if you want to read your .mobi files, upgrade to beta 2.0, find a converted android kindle bar file and install it. you will have to use android player for this. then copy all of your .mobi files into /sdcard/kindle and your books will show up there.
- 12-28-11, 01:04 AM #3
Nada - Uhm ok, quite the response there lol! Regretting your decision eh? There are ways to load it into the Kobo reader but its not worth it and there is a much simpler way to access these file types.
Op - If I were you I would just get the ePub Book Reader app. It is cheap, supports kindle and kobo plus other formats. The developers are awesome and the app is great. And if you have any other questions just ask. Lot of people cant figure stuff out on their own and get bitter at RIM instead of looking for peer support . There is lots you can do if you just reach out to the community.
12-28-11, 01:10 AM #4
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i'm happily using the kindle android app for my .mobi files. but explaining how to a normal user? yikes
- 12-28-11, 01:34 AM #6
I don't like Kobo and haven't tried the ePub reader--sounds interesting, if it will support all formats directly. But, with the beta OS2 installed, the Android Kindle app works reasonably well on the Playbook.
- 12-28-11, 01:40 AM #7
- CrackBerry Addict
12-28-11, 01:44 AM #8
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- 12-28-11, 01:53 AM #10
Anyways I have both Book Reader and Play Epub and I Strongly prefer Play Epub. Much better formatting and options.
But yes if you use anything other than epub's (and don't want to have to convert them each time) you should look elsewhere.
- CrackBerry Abuser
12-28-11, 02:41 AM #12
- 140 Posts
Not sure but i have heard the "kindle Cloud reader" works great. I have not tried it since i really don't do ebooks I would rather actually read a hard copy/paperback book. Picked up the PB for net,apps,etc and works for what I want/need.
- CrackBerry Newbie
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Ok so many options ... well i do have epub loaded onto my playbook by ddpbinstaller ... but im trying to put the books onto the playbook....im not sure how to do it , if i plug my pb in and just drag and drop the .mobi file in to the books folder....i cant find in in the playbook .... thanks for all the help im new at all this lol
- 01-27-12, 11:22 AM #16
- 01-27-12, 07:28 PM #19
If you want to read epubs you can dl the app for a couple bucks. or you can sideload the android app MoonReader for free (the free version obviously) and it is perfect. I use it about 2 to 4 hours a day because it makes reading so much easier with the autoscroll or manual scrolling and all the other options.
If you cant find the link because a lot of services are down just PM me and I will host mine.
Again, im only sharing this bc it is a free android app that was converted so there is no 'stealing' involved.
let me know.
- 01-27-12, 08:10 PM #20
Use the epub book reader app. Books that are not DRM on your computer you can use Calibre to load on to your playbook (calibre can also convert non DRM books to many formats). Then use the epub app to search and load the book. You can also email the book to yourself from the computer to the playbook and download it.
calibre - E-book management
Calibre now has a driver for Blackberry Playbook - BlackBerry Support Community Forums
01-28-12, 03:20 AM #23
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I disagree with those who say Kindle works great on beta OS2. In reality it is very slow and buggy, often displaying a dialog asking the user to click wait or to close the app.
Very poor indeed, especially after Amazon promised a native app for PB last year. This is another serious issue that Thorsten needs to address with Amazon or build code inhouse.
- CrackBerry User
01-28-12, 09:00 AM #24
- 15 Posts
Cloud Reader only works if you are online - not too helpful on an airplane, for example (unless you like paying exorbitant wi-fi prices), or even on the subway. Although if you open the Cloud Reader and the book when you are connected to the internet and leave it open, that is not an issue. I found Cloud Reader less flaky using Simple Browser than I did with the native browser. It helps that the user agent can be changed in the settings of the Simple Browser.
Typically I have been using Book Reader, although today I downloaded PlayEpub and will see how I like it.
The main issue I ran into initially was having to remove the DRM protection. There are plug-ins for Calibre (a free desktop application) which will remove the DRM. This issue should disappear once Android support is part of the new OS.
- CrackBerry User
01-28-12, 11:50 AM #25
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I second the use of 'Calibre' for transferring books to the PB. I started using it when I bought my mum a Kobo reader. Then I bought a Sony reader. Works great. You can also change the way your books show up - titles, author, cover art etc.
Above video shows the process albeit for a kobo. But same idea.
This helped me but ymmv.
Enjoy the PB. I'm still waiting for my sweet 'IBM' one day deal on the 64 from RIM.