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Kobo Launches New Reading App for Windows Phone

kobo windows phoneWhen Kobo relaunched their Windows 8 app earlier this year they also mentioned that a related app for Windows Phone was in the works. That app launched with little fanfare yesterday.

Windows Phone users now have a new option for reading in addition to the Kindle and Nook apps. The Kobo app is free to download from the Windows Phone Store, and it offers access to a catalog of some 4 million titles, including ebooks, comics, and children’s books.

I haven’t tried the app (no Windows Phone), but according to the listing the features include:

  • Pick up right where you left off. We’ll sync your bookmarks so you can keep reading across all your devices.
  • Customize your reading experience. Enjoy crisp, clear text, in the size and style you prefer or try Night Mode for easier nighttime reading.
  • Enjoy first chapter previews for thousands of select books and save them in your library.
  • Quick access to your recent reads within the app and from Live tiles.

Have you tried the app? What did you think?

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Paul June 17, 2014 um 10:54 am

Well that’s good news as the Nokia 920 I have is actually pretty decent for reading on, and there’s a real shortage of decent apps for it.

Eric June 17, 2014 um 12:23 pm

App seems decent enough, but I can’t figure out how to load my own content. Adding my own content from the Win8 app is easy, but doesn’t seem obvious from the WP app.

If anyone figures it out, please reply and let me know.

john June 17, 2014 um 5:27 pm

pretty sure there’s no nook app for the windows phone 8…..

Nate Hoffelder June 17, 2014 um 5:51 pm

You’re right; that died stillborn. I was thinking of the app for Windows Mobile Phones.

Charles Hackman January 20, 2016 um 12:32 pm

The Kobo app for Windows 8 phones has a problem downloading some text-only eBooks – shows covers, seems to start, but then hangs. Reinstalling doesn’t help. Android version is just fine.

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