OverDrive’s BlackBerry App Gets EPUB Library eBooks


OverDrive, a company that works with more than 13,000 libraries worldwide to bring library ebook and audiobooks to portable devices and computers, has updated their BlackBerry app to add support for EPUB library ebooks, just in time for the upcoming release of the BlackBerry PlayBook.

Formerly the BlackBerry app only worked with audiobooks and now that it supports library ebooks as well, that makes four different mobile platforms you can get free ebooks from libraries with—Android, iPad/iPhone, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry—plus desktop computers of course.

Here’s the key info about the OverDrive BlackBerry app from the press release:

OverDrive’s BlackBerry app provides untethered access to EPUB eBooks and MP3 audiobooks from the library. The app’s “Get Books” feature makes it easy to find a local library, and then browse for titles, check them out with a library card, and download directly to BlackBerry. Digital books from the library will automatically expire in the app, so there are never late fees. Users will also benefit from enhancements, such as an orientation lock and custom bookmarks.

The free eBook app from OverDrive can be installed on BlackBerry touch-screen devices running BlackBerry OS v4.7 (or newer) and non-touch-screen devices running BlackBerry OS v4.5 (or newer). The BlackBerry app joins the previously released OverDrive apps for iPhone®, iPad®, and Android™, which have been installed nearly one million times.

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2 Responses to “OverDrive’s BlackBerry App Gets EPUB Library eBooks”

  1. The press release doesn’t mention the PlayBook at all and the installation file is in the wrong format for PlayBooks.

  2. Overdrive 2.4 is now available in app world for playbook OS2.