First Thought: Honestly – who would actually read a book on such a tiny screen?

Reality: Chapter 23 and counting …

As soon as they announced the Kindle for Blackberry (BB) was available (for free for all you Greg wannabes) I promptly went to download it. Once I figured out I needed to use the Blackberry Browser, the download went smooth and quick.

Next I signed up for an Amazon account. I wish that had gone as smoothly. I had to do that on the laptop instead of the BB and it took a few frustrating tries to get it done.

Moving right along, I was able to easily surf and search the book list on my BB and found a freebie book to try it out. The pages obviously are short on the BB screen, however it’s easy to adjust the font size to meet your eyesight needs.

I started out quite skeptical about the value of this, but had some time to kill on a flight to Ohio. When the plane landed I was on Chapter 9. It was such a good experience – that evening I picked it up again and continued reading. Now it’s my current ‘night stand’ book.

Judgment: Kindle for Blackberry works much better than expected (even off-network) and doesn’t burn a lot of battery. Feel free to share any Kindle book recommendations, as I plan to keep using this.