Nokia’s version of an eBook application, Nokia Reading was first spotted at Mobile World Congress earlier this year. Now apparently it is reported to be very close to a release according to TheVerge (via KnowYourMobile). Users will be able to use the eBook application just the same way you use Nokia Music and you can purchase eBooks and audio books from within the application to make your daily commute that much more entertaining.
In addition to that, users will be able to pin new publications to the home screen and subsequently, get updates on what’s going on in ‘your scene’ with RSS newstream in a future update. This isn’t exactly a first for the Windows Phone platform since some other applications can do the same thing as well, but there’s nothing like an application that has been integrated and optimized for your device.
For now, it is still unclear as to how many books will be available on the application but the hope is that Nokia will provide enough books; both free and paid to give the dominant Amazon Kindle application some proper competition. The app will allegedly be appearing in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Russia and Spain initially after which it will roll out to Lumia devices in other countries. Nokia Reading will join the ranks of Nokia Music and Nokia Drive as Lumia Windows Phone exclusive applications. As usual, until something official comes our way, we will continue to remain impartial about this bit of information, so please take it with a pinch of salt and we will be sure to let you know when the service becomes official.
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