- CrackBerry Newbie
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Kindle Cloud Reader on Playbook
Article on Berry Review:
Finally Kindle works on the Playbook:
Kindle on the PlayBook - Amazon Kindle Cloud Reader - BerryReview
- 08-10-11, 12:50 PM #2
I haven't been able to get it to work on the playbook though. When i try to open a book all it shows is a blank page. Also when in landscape mode the graphics are not adjusted and are just stretched out and look blurry.
- 08-10-11, 01:12 PM #4
Works for me. i was just gonna post about cloud reader but saw i was already beat. from what i have seen you must have your pb in portrait mode for it to fully display a page. then you just swipe pages like you would in the kobo reader.
- 08-10-11, 01:30 PM #7
It works in portrait mode. It doesn't yet support creation of new highlighting or notes. It works offline, but only if you leave the browser on it when you go offline. If you close the browser, you can't get back into the Cloud Reader.
HOWEVER, it also works on the Bridge browser, albeit the book downloading is slow. But the point is, it works, so either way you can at least read Kindle books now on the PB, without using the leaded Android player.
- CrackBerry User
08-10-11, 01:40 PM #8
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PB support comming
I believe the original Amazon Kindle Cloud press release stated that Playbook, Firefox and IE support was coming in the upcoming months. I wonder if this is the extent of Kindle support the playbook will get. This is a good first step but I want a full app (so I can sync stuff offline, I can clear browser cache and still read, etc.).
- 08-10-11, 01:49 PM #9
- 08-10-11, 03:52 PM #11
The reader itself works just fine. The Kindle store does not work well but it does work. Also, as it stands, you need to have an internet connection at the time you open the app. After that you can read off line provided you download the book.
Many so-called apps will be like this in the future because companies do not want to pay a premium to Apple or RIM for everything they sell through their App Stores.
- 08-10-11, 04:50 PM #12
Tried this just now, for the 2nd time...and seems to be working a little better. My library isn't squished anymore, and page display/advancing seems to work pretty well...I wonder if Amazon devs have been updating the app based on feedback today? (joys and wonder of a cloud-based apps...instant updates!)
- 08-10-11, 06:25 PM #13
- CrackBerry User
08-10-11, 07:10 PM #15
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I have to wonder if the lack of apps (including Kindle) is simply because developers are waiting for the android player. That maybe the case here...why develop for QNX/Air when we can simply wait and port over our existing android app.
If that is the case, RIM should have never talked about the android player and maybe there would be more apps right now...we will have to wait and see once the android player finally gets released.
In the interim, this cloud reader will have to do!
08-10-11, 07:40 PM #16
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- 08-11-11, 05:16 AM #20
- CrackBerry Abuser
08-11-11, 06:01 AM #22
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If Apple knew before hand this would happen, perhaps they would have crippled their browser more...and not support html5 like flash.
- CrackBerry Genius
08-11-11, 06:07 AM #23
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- 08-11-11, 07:43 AM #25
You don't need wifi if you use the Bridge browser to open the reader. So if you have a BB you can use the reader pretty much like the Kindle 3G.
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