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Nokia Reading App to Debut on Lumia Devices in Europe This Week

Nokia reading app

The Nokia Reading app for Windows Phone is finally set to get its debut in Europe this week, with exclusivity to the Finnish firm’s own family of Lumia handsets. It will arrive in France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain, and the U.K. first, with a rollout planned for other countries in the coming weeks.

Reading got its first unveiling at Mobile World Congress back in February. If you’re unfamiliar with the app, it’s similar to Apple’s iBooks or Amazon’s Kindle services, allowing you to browse and buy from Nokia’s digital book store, and then enjoy that content directly on your handset.

But what’s great about Reading is that unlike its competitors, it will also offer a ‘News Stream’ feature that will provide integrated support for your RSS feeds, allowing you to stay on top of the day’s news, and even pin your favorite publications to your home screen.

Initially, News Stream won’t be available in Reading, but it will be introduced in a future update.

Nokia Reading starts its rollout today, according to the Nokia Conversations blog, and will appear within the Nokia Collections category in the Windows Phone Marketplace. The app itself will be free to download, and there will also be a selection of classic titles available for you to enjoy at no extra cost.

Have you got Reading on your Lumia handset yet?

[via The Verge]

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