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Periodicals on the Kindle for BlackBerry

February 21, 2010

Now that people have started downloading and installing Kindle for BlackBerry–let us see what people think of  reading and navigating a newspaper on their Kindle to see if they prefer the experience to the standard practice of using the mobile browser.

Download either or both of today’s papers:

New York Times – Sunday, February 21, 2010

Washington Post – Sunday, February 21, 2010

Directions:

  • When asked if you wish to save the item, select ‘Yes”
  • In the ‘Save file’ dialog box, select the folder icon to explore to a new location.
  • Select ‘Device Memory’ -> ‘home’ -> ‘user’ -> ‘kindle’ -> ‘eBooks’
  • Open up Kindle for BlackBerry (note: if already open, close it, then re-open it). Your ebook will be included in the ‘Home’ screen.

Navigating through the paper:

  • When you open the newspaper from the Kindle application, it will open to the first article
  • To browse the paper, click your ‘menu’ button and select the ‘Go to’ option. Scroll down and select ‘Table of Contents’
  • Here you will see all the sections and the articles within each section. Either press the ‘space’ key (shift+’space’) or flick the scroll wheel to the right (left)  to move forward (back) through the Table of Contents
  • To select an article, flick the scroll wheel down or up to highlight the article. Click to open.
  • When reading an article, either press the ‘space’ key (shift+’space’) or flick the scroll wheel to the right (left)  to move forward (back) through the article.
  • To return to your previous position within the Table of Contents, click the ‘back’ key on your BlackBerry.
  • Shortcuts: ‘F’ – fullscreen; ‘-‘ (‘+’): decrease (increase) font

It may take a little practice to get comfortable—especially with the navigation—but you should find the speed and ease of browsing and reading the newspaper more preferable to your current method of newspaper reading on your BlackBerry.

Amazon does not yet offer subscriptions to periodicals on the Kindle for BlackBerry—but I will show you in an upcoming post how to easily create and send the periodicals to your Kindle for BlackBerry.

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