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  1. cicero12's Avatar
    I am seriously considering "downgrading" from the Priv to the Passport. The only Android apps which I use with any frequency are Kindle and Kobo for reading ebooks. I see that both apps are available in BlackBerry World, but I suspect that these are not native apps and that they are Android ports Is that correct? If it is, how well do they work on BB 10 and on the Passport in particular?
    08-02-17 12:24 PM
  2. anon(9742832)'s Avatar
    I am seriously considering "downgrading" from the Priv to the Passport. The only Android apps which I use with any frequency are Kindle and Kobo for reading ebooks. I see that both apps are available in BlackBerry World, but I suspect that these are not native apps and that they are Android ports Is that correct? If it is, how well do they work on BB 10 and on the Passport in particular?
    I have used the Kindle on my passport (loaded through Cobalts Playstore) works fine
    08-02-17 12:50 PM
  3. Drenegade's Avatar
    Kindle works great on the Passport. Space bar to flip pages actually works. It's the only Android app I've seen that uses the keyboard.

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    08-02-17 01:09 PM
  4. brookie229's Avatar
    Maybe not entirely relating to your question OP, but I highly recommend Playepub Book Reader in BBW. Fantastic app for the Passport. I have used Kindle also on the Passport and it's ok as well but I've since deleted it. I've never used the Kobo app in BBW but there are decent and current reviews for it.
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    08-02-17 01:15 PM
  5. spyros_81's Avatar
    I have used the Kindle on my passport (loaded through Cobalts Playstore) works fine
    Why not from the amazon appstore?

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    08-02-17 01:15 PM
  6. glwerry's Avatar
    I had a Classic up until December and used the Kobo app - it was an Android one but worked pretty well.
    08-02-17 01:29 PM
  7. anon(9742832)'s Avatar
    Why not from the amazon appstore?

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    I find the Amazon App Store seldom updates
    08-02-17 01:29 PM
  8. brookie229's Avatar
    I find the Amazon App Store seldom updates
    The Kindle app on Amazon is a rare exception to that general rule since it's basically a part of Amazon.
    08-02-17 01:43 PM
  9. anon(9742832)'s Avatar
    The Kindle app on Amazon is a rare exception to that general rule since it's basically a part of Amazon.
    Ok
    08-02-17 01:44 PM
  10. cicero12's Avatar
    Maybe not entirely relating to your question OP, but I highly recommend Playepub Book Reader in BBW. Fantastic app for the Passport. I have used Kindle also on the Passport and it's ok as well but I've since deleted it. I've never used the Kobo app in BBW but there are decent and current reviews for it.
    Does Playepub Book Reader work with books with DRM?
    08-02-17 02:31 PM
  11. cicero12's Avatar
    Thanks for all the replies, guys.
    08-02-17 02:32 PM
  12. brookie229's Avatar
    Does Playepub Book Reader work with books with DRM?
    No, it does not: see Playepub – Epub, Kindle and FB2 ebook reader for Blackberry 10 and Playbook for a complete description.
    08-02-17 03:09 PM
  13. cicero12's Avatar
    Thanks for the link. I may well give it a try for non-DRM books.
    08-02-17 03:24 PM
  14. PantherBlitz's Avatar
    The Kindle app in BB World has been abandoned. It worked ok the last time I tried it, but newer features like Prime magazines do not function. As others have said, just use the Amazon Appstore version.
    08-02-17 03:57 PM
  15. markmall's Avatar
    Kindle works great on the Passport without any prep work. No Cobalt install needed.

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    08-03-17 02:27 AM
  16. dmlis's Avatar
    Kindle from Amazon Appstore works fine on my Passport. Yet sometimes it can be slow, especially with pdf documents.
    08-03-17 12:24 PM
  17. sorinv's Avatar
    Kobo is the best. I have had it on my playbook, passports and my z30 since 2012. Works flawlessly. Never had any problems with it.
    The kindle app drains your battery.
    Not worth it.

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    08-03-17 03:04 PM
  18. cicero12's Avatar
    Kobo is the best. I have had it on my playbook, passports and my z30 since 2012. Works flawlessly. Never had any problems with it.
    Thanks for the info. Is that the Kobo app as it appears on BB World?
    08-03-17 05:53 PM
  19. z10Jobe's Avatar
    I tried kobo from bbw on my passport and it wasn't working properly.

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    08-03-17 07:35 PM
  20. Lex Teh's Avatar
    Could Kobo read mobi files?

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    08-04-17 03:21 AM
  21. cicero12's Avatar
    Could Kobo read mobi files?

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    No, Kobo reads epub and pdf.
    08-04-17 05:23 PM
  22. Trouveur's Avatar
    Moonreader works fine on Passport.

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    08-05-17 05:52 AM
  23. S1lv1o's Avatar
    I have Kobo and it works fine; Kindle from the Amazon app store makes my Passport SE go hot and eat through the battery, rendering it useless.
    08-05-17 10:16 PM
  24. Lex Teh's Avatar
    How do I read Epub file from Kobo. Did I need to put the file in Kobo folder like kindle?
    Kindle from amazon make my device hot thou

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    08-07-17 06:10 AM
  25. S1lv1o's Avatar
    Aaand of course the moment I write it ain't working, I install it and it starts working fine... Kindle from Cobalt's Google Play store.
    08-07-17 10:34 AM
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