Kobo’s New Social Reading Platform Has Launched

Kobo is a pre-releasing a version of its new social reading application for BlackBerry World. Kobo has a booth at the conference and will be showing it off there.

The Kobo application is integrated directly with BlackBerry Messenger in a move to make digital reading a social experience. Kobo CEO Michael Serbinis blogged about the social functions when he announced it back in September: “The app will let readers Shop with a friend, read with a group, exchange passages, and discuss the book in real-time. I’m really excited about this.”

The app also includes the ability to chat with a friend to discuss a book in real-time and you can see what books your friends are reading. It also includes privacy settings, so you don’t have to share with everybody.