Sony has announced that it will be releasing its official eReader app for the iPhone and Android operating system this December.
Reader, named after Sony’s eBook range, will give Fandroids and iFans access to a vast catalogue of books from Waterstone’s, WHSmith and Borders through the onboard Reader Store, plus the ability to borrow free books from libraries and download thousands of international literary classics for free.
All the usual features such as bookmarks, note taking and accessibility options will be present. Of course, the interface will be fully optimised for the mobile screen, too.
Sony’s decision to rush out the app just in time for Christmas is not all that surprising, as there’s a growing demand for digitised books on smartphones and tablets. Android is already home to a number of eReader apps including Amazon’s Kindle. The iPhone meanwhile boasts Apple’s own iBooks store, which has been a huge hit with iPad users.
So those looking to enjoy potboilers by the fireplace this Christmas on their phones will have one more way of doing it.
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