Nokia Reading starts rolling out around Europe

On their blog Nokia has announced that their Windows Phone Nokia Reading app will start rolling out worldwide today.

Nokia Reading will roll out on a country-by-country basis from this week on the Nokia Lumia 900, 800, 710, and 610. The initial launch countries are France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain and the UK. Others will follow over the rest of the year.

The initial version of the service focuses on making it easy for you to find, buy and read a book in your own language. Nokia Reading boasts a wide range of local titles, as well as a large collection of English titles popular across the world, such as The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo; One Day; and The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes, with more being added all the time.

There are also thousands of international classics available for free. To make it easy to choose what to read, books are organised into lists such as Top eBooks and New Releases and categorized into genres. If you already know what you want, full predictive search makes it easy to find what you want by title or author.

Further additions to Nokia Reading are already in the pipeline, and will appear as free updates through Marketplace. These include provision for audio books and, perhaps of most interest, News Stream. News Stream will offer a virtual news magazine, making subscribing to and enjoying local and international RSS feeds simpler and more beautiful than before. More ways to personalise and customise your reading experience are also in the works.

If you’re in one of the launch countries, look out for Nokia Reading in the Nokia Collection section of the Marketplace.

Read more at Nokia Conversations here.

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