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Using Kindle for BlackBerry

Reading on Your BlackBerry

Books available for reading on Amazon Kindle can also be read on Kindle for BlackBerry unless otherwise noted on the product detail page. The Kindle Store contains many of the best sellers from leading publishers around the world. You can also download free book samples from the Kindle store and read the first chapter of a book before you decide to buy.

If you already have a Kindle and Kindle book library, you can access the Kindle books stored in your Kindle book library via Archived Items on the Kindle for BlackBerry application.

Periodicals such as newspapers, magazines, and blogs, and personal documents cannot be viewed on Kindle for BlackBerry.

Open a Book

To open a book, open the Kindle for BlackBerry application, go to the Home screen, navigate to the book you want, and click.

Move to the next page

Devices with track balls or trackpads

After you've got a book open, you can move to the next page by:

  • pressing the space bar
  • moving the track ball down or to the right (moving it up or to the left will take you to the previous page)

Devices with touch screens:

Move to the next page by:

  • swiping (sliding your finger across) the screen from right to left
  • pressing the right side of the screen

Reversing either of these actions will take you to the previous page.

Reading Samples

If you see a "Try a Sample" button on an item's product detail page, you can download a portion of the book for free. If you like what you read, we'll provide you with options for ordering the entire book.

Downloading Content

Kindle for BlackBerry allows you to access your Kindle library archived on and then delete items after you've finished reading them.

To download items from your Kindle library to your Kindle for BlackBerry:

  1. Open the Kindle for BlackBerry application and go to the Home screen. A list of your books will appear.
  2. Go to your archived items: Either press the "BlackBerry" menu button and choose "Archived Items" or scroll to the bottom of the list on the home screen and click "Archived Items" (which will be the last item in the list).
  3. The Archived Items menu will appear, allowing you to highlight and click books for download.

You can also send Kindle content remotely to your Kindle for BlackBerry app from your PC by following these steps:

  1. Visit the Manage your Kindle page.
  2. Locate the title you wish to download in the "Your orders and individual charges" section.
  3. Choose your BlackBerry from the "Download/Send to ..." pull-down menu.

If your BlackBerry is connected to a network, your book will download and appear on the Kindle Home screen the next time you open Kindle for BlackBerry.

Deleting Books

Kindle for BlackBerry allows you to delete individual items. Here's how:

  1. Open the Kindle for BlackBerry application and go to the Home screen.
  2. Press the BlackBerry button on your phone. (It's the button with the BlackBerry logo on it.)
  3. Click a book.
  4. Click "Remove Item."

Highlights and Notes

The Kindle for BlackBerry application doesn't currently support adding notes or annotations. However, if you've added notes on a Kindle wireless reading device, those notes will appear on your BlackBerry once your content is synced.

Using Whispersync

Whispersync automatically synchronizes your bookmarks and your reading location among devices registered to the same account. When you open a Kindle book you are also reading on another device, you are given the choice to go to the furthest page read if you are further ahead on the other device. This ensures that you can easily pick up where you left off regardless of which device you are using.

Automatic Whispersync is enabled by default. To manually sync, Click the BlackBerry button (the one with the BlackBerry logo on it) and click "Sync and Check Items."

See how to read on your BlackBerry, download content, delete books, and more. Plus, learn more about how syncing works across Kindle devices and applications.

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