Borders Partnering With Kobo To Deliver E-Books To Android Devices

borders_kobo

Borders Group, Inc. announced recently that they will be partnering with Kobo, Inc. to bring eBooks to mobile devices-including Android. Kobo, Inc., a global eReading service, will power a Borders eBook store that will allow users to download eBooks to mobile devices of all platforms. Through the partnership, users will be able to access books from Borders.com in the near future. I for one am certainly looking forward to the moment this store opens.  I should also note that  for those of you who are unfamiliar with Kobo, they currently have an excellent app already in the Android Market titled “Shortcovers”, which allows users to build and access a digital library on their mobile device.  I find it extremely valuable and definitely recommend it.

About author

AndroidGuys
AndroidGuys 4629 posts

Founded on November 5, 2007, we've enjoyed bringing you the latest in Android news and rumors. Updated daily, we strive to deliver reviews, opinions, and updates on all things related to Android.

You might also like

News and Rumors

Leaked T-Mobile Roadmap Tips Additional Android Devices

The T-Mobile roadmap for October and November has leaked online and, to no surprise, it has plenty of Android on the horizon. Aside from the stuff we’re already expecting (Amaze

News and Rumors

Playstation Phone is Real. This is It.

Engadget is reporting late this evening that they have spent some time with the device you see in the picture above. According to them, this is the oft-rumored Sony Playstation Phone. The phone is said to be an early, buggy, prototype which should arrive in 2011 with a slight possibility of a 2010 release.

News and Rumors

Sony Smartwatch to be Launched in Conjunction with Xperia S

It seems that smart watches are a bit of a theme at this year’s CES. Motorola debuted an MP3-focused smart watch (though not Android based), and earlier today we told

5 Comments

  1. magnesium
    December 21, 13:14 Reply

    Hi,
    Thats great .I would like to wish to Borders Group to get success in this.I love to read eBooks as they are very helpful now as they will be available on mobile devices.This will have great success in future.

  2. Jordan
    December 21, 15:21 Reply

    Just downloaded the Shortcovers app and it seems to work really well. Not as many free books as I was hoping for, but great selection of paid books.

  3. someone
    December 22, 02:46 Reply

    Reading the reviews of Shortcovers on the market shows that it is FAR from the best ebook reader on Android. Also, it doesn't seem to support any non-proprietary formats such as epub or others, so bringing your own books is not allowed either. Why people buy into proprietary lock-in is beyond me. Pass.

  4. JoeJack
    December 23, 15:24 Reply

    I refuse to pay for books if I'm forced to read them within Shortcovers crappy eReader. Not to mention, no capability to read on laptop (and sync bookmarks). They need to steal some ideas from Aldiko. They have a large userbase and consistently get the best reviews. Why aren't they making any of these content deals???

Leave a Reply