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Posted on Mar 28, 2013 9:06:05 PM PDT
Lordm says:
The playbook was excellent before the first update. Useless now.

Posted on Mar 28, 2013 1:40:23 PM PDT
Wow!!! Way to go Amazon! Still waiting for my kindle app for my playbook :/

Posted on Aug 3, 2012 8:46:03 AM PDT
B. says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 31, 2012 9:40:03 PM PDT
Lordm says:
Playbook O2 upgrade to Adobe security (the Barracuda 300 spam fillter appliance via BES0) blocked Cloud Reader.

Posted on May 21, 2012 9:33:54 PM PDT
Sergio says:
I just read every single post, but I did not see any reply from amazon. That is how much they care.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2012 7:51:03 PM PDT
Mark says:
If you go to the forums at Crackberry.com and do a search for Kindle apk you'll find it. I will post back a direct link to the apk but won't be able to do it until tomorrow.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2012 7:50:00 PM PDT
Mark says:
If you go to the forums at Crackberry.com and do a search for Kindle apk you'll find it. I will post back a direct link to the apk but won't be able to do it until tomorrow.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2012 7:49:49 PM PDT
Mark says:
If you go to the forums at Crackberry.com and do a search for Kindle apk you'll find it. I will post back a direct link to the apk but won't be able to do it until tomorrow.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2012 7:06:58 PM PDT
Where/how can I get the apk file?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2012 2:24:01 PM PDT
Where can I find Kindle apk file so I can convert to bar file and load it on my Playbook?

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 12:59:35 PM PDT
just side load the kindle app from crackberry, I use kindle all the time on my playbook
the 2.0 os is RIM's way of saying what the man (amazon in this instance) wont give we are allowing you to take, it's so development friendly. whatever app you can convert into a bar.
file you can have.

Posted on Mar 15, 2012 10:50:04 AM PDT
I got rid of Amazon Kindle and switched to another Android tablet. I still use my Playbook, and use Kobo reader, but I am about get rid of Playbook too. It is time for Amazon & BB to realize that they can not take customer loyalty for granted forever.

Posted on Mar 15, 2012 10:34:43 AM PDT
Just tried again. The cloud reader starts and I can see my content. When I select the book I get a white screen that hangs or an error downloading content, says try again later.
All security is turned down.
Ugg......

Posted on Mar 15, 2012 10:19:55 AM PDT
The playbook is a great device for a business person and I've been very pleased with it. I think RIM is the odd man out with Verizon and Amazon both and I wonder why.
What really is bad is that Amazon breaks the cloud reader and I purchased content because I wanted to access it from anywhere and now I have to carry two devices when I travel to do my job and also have access to MY digital books. That annoys me and makes me reconsider this model. I think ubiquitous access is key for cloud served books and allows me the flexibility needed to really be productive and have information at my fingertips. I spend $15 a month on subscriptions now plus books for my family and work. Is it really worth loosing customers like me to protect an equipment supplier?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2012 9:20:28 AM PDT
R. Mitchell says:
Mary, I fear it is you who just simply does not understand the situation. The Playbook is FAR from useless, in the right hands, the Playbook is versatile and very productive. If all you wish to do is use an e-reader, get another device. Why would RIM block something that would enhance sales of their product? Amazon does not want to support a competing device, therefore, Amazon has not made the application available for use on the Playbook!!! The 16GB Playbook is the same price as the Kindle Fire and has more on-board memory storage, a faster processor, more RAM and one of the best displays available. Amazon knows that the Playbook is technically superior to the Fire and the availability of their popular Kindle app for it would spell disaster for them and the Fire. By the way, Amazon does not make any of the Kindles, they are all third party devices commissioned by Amazon.

Posted on Mar 14, 2012 4:36:05 AM PDT
> For those who NEEDS Amazon service (for whatever personal reason), they can downgrade to an Android tablet (including the Fire) or pay an inflated price for an iPad.

On the new Playbook OS (v2) one should also be able to run the Android version of the Kindle app.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2012 8:59:25 PM PDT
J. D. Morris says:
My problem with the Kobo app was that when I tried it I couldn't load non-DRM ebooks that I already own. Has that changed?

Posted on Mar 12, 2012 2:21:27 PM PDT
Welcome, like others, the Kindle app being made for the Playbook

Posted on Mar 11, 2012 5:52:11 AM PDT
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Posted on Mar 10, 2012 11:47:34 AM PST
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JL says:
RIM is NOT going to stop an app from appearing that people want. Amazon will not put the Kindle onto the PlayBook. There is no conspiracies or anything like that. The PlayBook is starting to pick up well deserved momentum and Amazon will probably release the Kindle when that number gets to a certain point (Amazon gets their money through content). For many PB owners that means that Kobo gets their money (it is just as good as Kindle).

For those who NEEDS Amazon service (for whatever personal reason), they can downgrade to an Android tablet (including the Fire) or pay an inflated price for an iPad. That is Amazon's business model right now until the PB sells enough (and they are on a great sale incline and they are finally back in the tablet game).

Posted on Mar 9, 2012 10:42:54 AM PST
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Lordm says:
It looks like the Playbook O2 upgrade to Adobe security (the Barracuda 300 spam fillter appliance via BES0) blocked Cloud Reader.

Posted on Mar 9, 2012 8:44:47 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 8, 2012 7:30:41 AM PST
I agree - I purchased my PB as a work tablet and have been overly pleased. Although I was pretty pleased with it before the OS upgrade as I have a BB phone and the bridge worked great. I've never had kindle books or any ereader always having been a traditionalist regarding books (paper please). Having KOBO preinstalled, I downloaded one of the free books just to see how it worked as an e-reader and what it was like and since have purchased over 10 books for reading on the PB. Never thought I would say that.

I also have to say the overdrive app is pretty impressive - I'm on my 3rd book using it and so far so good.

As a side note, I travel alot and purchased a netbook to bring with me on trips, since purchasing the PB, I've yet to open up the netbook or to take it on a business trip (that's over 5 months).

Posted on Mar 8, 2012 7:12:46 AM PST
F. Roberg says:
I would also really appreciate having a kindle app for my playbook. However, the primary reason I purchased a playbook was not for an e-reader. When researching tablets, the playbook was the best option for me-as a tablet!! The OS, browser, ease- of-use, email, word-excel-power point apps, calendar, and true multitasking are phenomenal. Especially after the 2.0 upgrade. If you really want a kindle e-reader, I suggest that you purchase a reasonably priced ($79) kindle, and use your tablet as a tablet. Or do as I have done, and give KOBO a try. I also have an extensive amazon library. I have read all of the books in my amazon library, and do not plan on re-reading them. So purchasing new ones through KOBO has not been a big deal.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 8, 2012 5:28:37 AM PST
David says:
That's funny, but true. I paid full-price for mine - I think that would give me the energy to get it to skip a few times before it sank.

While I like the smaller size of the playbook I think Apple really sunk the Playbook with their iPad3 yesterday. if RIM want's to survive they need to stop waisting development resources on the playbook and work on their phones.
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