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PressReader newspaper app to come preinstalled on BlackBerry PlayBook

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BlackBerry PlayBooks will now ship with newspaper app PressReader, which provides access to over 2,000 international titles.

PlayBook newsreader
PlayBook newsreader

The BlackBerry PlayBook will now ship preloaded with PressReader, a newspaper app that replicates the look and content of the printed page for more than 2,000 newspapers from 95 countries. The app allows you to purchase issues of respected titles such as the Guardian, the Chicago Tribune, and the Washington Post at either an à la carte price of $0.99 per issue, or else with an unlimited $29.95 monthly subscription through the companion website PressDisplay.

The app has been available for BlackBerry as a free download since July, and is also on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. There have been underwhelming reviews, and while some focus on the price and the availability of certain publications, problems with stability also appear to plague the app.