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Adobe Reader Launches on Windows Phone 8

adobe-logoI have some good news for the 4 or 5 dozen people in the world with a Windows smartphone. Adobe has just announced a new  Adobe Reader app for Windows Phone 8. It's based on Adobe Reader 10.1, so it's a couple generations behind the latest desktop apps, but it is still better than a kick in the head.

The app supports password protected PDFs, but it's not clear if the app also supports all the other PDF DRM offered by Adobe. I do know that the app also supports bookmarks, zooming, scrolling, copy and paste, and text search.

This app also has an optional slider bar navigation option which works much the same as the one found in the Nook and Kindle apps.

Adobe had previously released an Adobe Reader app for WP7. Curiously enough that app is based on a newer version of Adobe Reader. You can get the WP8 app here.

Today's launch follows only hours after the release of new estimates for the smartphone market. Some analysts are projecting that Windows Phone accounted for 5.6% of the smartphones sold in the US in Q1 2013. That's a decent increase on the same period last year (3.8%), but it doesn't tell us anything about the world market.


About Nate Hoffelder (11118 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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