There is still a mystery what Nokia is planning to do in tablets, a marketplace where the company still has not set foot, but is moving forward with the announcing of a tablet-friendly service – a Windows Phone application for reading digital books on a Lumia devices.
The application will be available in Germany, the UK, Russia, France, Spain and Italy at first, and others will follow by the end of the year and it will be suitable with all Lumia smartphones – the 610, 710, 800 and 900.
Having a reading application on your smartphone is essential, so in that matter this app should have come installed with the Lumia phones when they started to roll out in 2011.
Nokia hopes that the international marketing approach will make the app attractive to its global user base, as the app will start with list of titles in local languages.
Digital books are a common sight in the UK and in the US, but they are still unavailable in other parts of the world.
It is not known how many book titles will include in its local language catalog, they only state for “thousands” of classics available free of charge, as in the Amazon Kindle store and a wide range of local titles and translations of English language titles.
The app will include text re-size and fonts that are friendly to small screens.
The service will recognize the type of content people are reading at different time of the day and it will bring the content together to engage more readers to return frequently.
Now, the question is how Barnes & Noble with Microsoft will impact on Nokia’s devices and digital books content?