Read all about it – on the go

Posted: February 26, 2009 in internet, Technology

As much as I’d love to be able to buy and use Amazon’s Kindle in Bermuda, maybe I won’t have to, thanks to Shortcovers, a new service launched today by Canadian book store Indigo. Download a free app from the site and you can turn your iPhone, Blackberry or Android smartphone into an e-reader. What makes Shortcovers interesting is that you can try or buy chapters of books for free or as little as 99c – great if you just want that one section from a travel guide, for example – as well as samle or buy full books, blogs and other articles. Bookmark pages to your library and it’s available wherever you have an internet connection. I’ve just started playing with it today so I have barely scratched the surface but it’s an intruiging idea – and ideal for short-term reading while in a queue or waiting for the bus/train/ferry.

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