Nokia has announced the launch of the ebook application for the Lumia lineup of smartphones. The app is dubbed Nokia Reading. It was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 held in late February.
Nokia Reading taken the complete advantage of the Windows Phone operating system's design. It makes reading on the go visually attractive and convenient. Nokia is in works with some of the biggest publishers in the world like Hachette-Pearson and Penguin in order to offer the best class e-book and audio book experience.
From this app, the users can choose their favorite authors and select best selling novels. They can also read local books in their own language. It lets users browser through some sample pages before they buy the books. This will help users to judge the book before they buy it. It is possible to download and read many classic literature works that are available for free for those using Nokia Reading.
The initial version of the app aims at making the users to find, buy and read the books of their choice in their own language easily. The service has a wide range of titles and a large collection of English novels.
The books are organized into lists like Top eBooks, New Releases and are categorized into different genres to make it easy for the users. There is a predictive search option that lets users search by title or author.
Nokia Reading will be launched country by country from this week. It will be available in Lumia handsets like Lumia 900, 710, 800 and 610. The countries included in the initial roll out are UK, Spain, Russia, Germany, Italy and France. Other countries will receive the service within 2012.