Lumiappaday #199: Nokia Reading demoed on the Nokia Lumia 800

| June 1, 2012 | 12 Replies

I wasn’t the most excited about Nokia Reading when it was launched since I already had Amazon Kindle. I also thought it wouldn’t be as good an experience. I was pleasantly surprised to be wrong.

Reading is rather pleasant – it has as expected the night/day options to save the AMOLED screens from eating too much battery, as well as changing font size for easier reading. I like how it previews the font sizes in the options. Each book can be pinned to your homescreen and the live tile will show the past page you were on. Opening it resumes that portion of the book.

An advantage over Amazon Kindle is that Nokia Reading’s store is an integrated metro experience in the app. With Kindle, it opens up a mobile website. Furthermore, you don’t need an Amazon Kindle account. Nokia Reading immediately recognised my Nokia account and automatically is signed in. You can buy straight from Nokia Reading’s store as you can with Ovi Store for apps. I’m not sure if it’s possible to use operator billing – useful for some that don’t connect cards with their accounts. There store is well laid out for discovery and there’s also a section for free eBooks.

#199) Nokia Reading 

Price:  Free

Link: Go to Nokia Collection or search ‘Nokia Reading’


Developer Blurb:



Design: 8

Usability: 9

Performance: 9

Price: 10


Category: Applications, Lumiappaday, Nokia, Windows Phone

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