PressReader Newspaper/Magazine App Debuts for BlackBerry PlayBook

BlackBerry PlayBook tablet owners now have access to content from more than 1,900 publications from 95 countries with the release of PressReader by NewspaperDirect.

BlackBerry PlayBook tablet owners now have access to content from more than 1,900 publications from 95 countries with the release of PressReader by NewspaperDirect.

PressReader is available free-of-charge via BlackBerry App World, and content available through the app comes from publications including The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Globe and Mail, National Post, Le Journal de Montréal, La Presse, The Guardian, Daily Mail, International Herald Tribune, and Le Monde.

Individual newspapers and magazines are available for $0.99 per issue, or they can be downloaded as part of paid subscriptions on PressDisplay.com.

Full newspapers and magazines are available for viewing in portrait or landscape mode, online or offline, and features include the ability to flip pages like a print copy; panning and zooming of images and articles; navigation via thumbnails or tables of contents; full articles in text view; online search; sharing via Facebook and Twitter; and adding PressReader to current PressDisplay.com subscriptions.

NewspaperDirect CEO Alex Kroogman said:

PressReader for PlayBook is the perfect application for busy professionals who need to stay on top of business-critical news or connect with what’s happening at home when they are on the road. The BlackBerry brand is popular around the world, and so we’re extremely pleased to make PressReader available to BlackBerry PlayBook users who want the most immersive news reading experience on their favorite tablet.

Research in Motion vice president of global alliances and developer relations Tyler Lessard added:

The robust and growing catalog of local, national, and international newspapers and magazines available through PressReader allows BlackBerry PlayBook users to have instant, portable access to the world’s press every day.