How to Read Kindle Books on iPhone or BlackBerry

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How to Read Kindle Books on iPhone or BlackBerry
Kindle applications are provided free of charge. (Hemera Technologies/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)
<p>Amazon.com owns and operates an online ebook store that is available through any computer, the proprietary Kindle ereader device, or through official Kindle applications for the iPhone and BlackBerry. Once the Kindle app has been installed on your iPhone or BlackBerry, you can access the online Amazon.com bookstore directly from the handset to download and read Kindle ebooks.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

    iPhone

  1. 1

    Tap the App Store icon on your home screen. Press the "Search" button and enter "Kindle" into the search box.

  2. 2

    Tap the official Kindle app entry into the search results to open its listing page. Press the "Buy" button to download and install the Kindle app on the iPhone.

  3. 3

    Launch the Kindle app and enter the username and password of your Amazon.com account into the relevant boxes. Press the "Sign In" button to continue.

  4. 4

    Tap the "Kindle Store" button in the upper-right corner and browse through the ebook categories to find a Kindle book that you want to read. Tap the book to open its listing page.

  5. 5

    Tap the "Buy Now" button to initiate a download of the ebook. The Kindle book will be sent to your iPhone. Tap on the ebook's icon in the application's library to open it.

  6. 6

    Swipe left and right on the iPhone's touchscreen to turn the ebook's pages as you read.

    BlackBerry

  1. 1

    Open the "http://www.amazon.com/kindlebb" webpage in BlackBerry's browser. Select the "Install Kindle" button when prompted, and the BlackBerry Kindle application will be downloaded and installed automatically.

  2. 2

    Launch the Kindle app from the BlackBerry's "Applications" folder and enter the username and password of your Amazon.com account into the relevant boxes. Select the "Sign In" button to continue.

  3. 3

    Select an ebook from the Kindle application's library to open it.

  4. 4

    Press the space bar to turn pages as you read. If your BlackBerry is equipped with a track ball or trackpad, press right or left on the controller to turn pages.

Tips and warnings

  • You can send Kindle books wirelessly to any device directly from the "Manage Your Kindle" page in your Amazon.com account.
  • The Kindle app will automatically remember which page you were reading in each ebook.
  • The free ebooks on the Kindle Store also use a "Buy Now" button, despite being free. You will not be charged for downloading them, despite what the button says.

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