Nokia Launches Nokia Reading App for Lumia Users

Nokia Reading is launching today and will be ready on a country-by-country basis. The first countries that will have access to the app include France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain and the UK. Other countries will be added in the coming months.

The biggest issue here is whether or not the catalogue will be worth Nokia’s efforts, considering its going to be tangoing with Amazon’s Kindle app, which is available on multiple platforms. Some launch books that were announced for Reading include The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

The app includes a special black with white text mode for those who like to read at night, though this isn’t really a novel concept since Amazon’s Kindle app can do the same thing. It’s interesting to note that the only feature that Kindle can’t do is RSS support, which is currently in the works as an update for Nokia Reading that will be available in the future.

Personally, I already have quite the library on Kindle, so there’s no reason that I would want to switch once the app is available in the US. Would any of you consider using this app and having your reading habits tied directly to your phone? Perhaps if Nokia launches a tablet in the near future, this will be one of the premier apps available.

[via Nokia Conversations]


  • I have a ton of stuff on Kindle and Google Play Books. No way I would pick up a third ereader app… although the RSS feed might give it some extra life.