More detail on Nokia’s new Reading hub

One of the new exclusive applications Nokia announced for their Windows Phones was Nokia Reader, a reading hub for Windows Phone 7.

Nokia Reading is primarily an e-reader, but also supports audio books and also text information from online news sources in the form of RSS feeds.

The service supports content from major publishers, including Penguin and Hachette, and Pearson and will support content in a variety of languages. Users will be able to browse a few pages prior to purchase, and the service will require payment for purchases using a Nokia account.

Thousands of classic works will also be available for free.

The Reader pane will support Portrait, Landscape and  ‘night mode,’ change the font or adjust brightness, and content can be pinned to the start screen.

After launch users will also be able to create a personalized magazine page (called “news stream”) that updates content across the most popular categories, and adds web content from your chosen sites. All content can be downloaded ahead of time and be accessed while off-line, for example on an airplane.

Nokia Reading will be available for Nokia Lumia handsets from April and will first launch in six markets (UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Russia) with more to follow.

See the app being demoed after the break.

Via Nokia Conversations

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