1. Bballbenb's Avatar
    What is Microsoft going to do in mango to offer a books/magazine deal? Google has google books and apple and itunes books.
    10-16-2011 04:20 PM
  2. KingCrimson's Avatar
    Kindle app is there, but no Nook! Oh well Barnes & Noble is going down the tubes anyways.
    10-16-2011 04:39 PM
  3. Exomondo's Avatar
    With Google Books and Kindle apps available do we really need yet another online book store?
    10-16-2011 05:27 PM
  4. wolf1891's Avatar
    i'm cool with just having the Kindle app on my DVP. Don't personally see any need for more than that.
    10-16-2011 05:48 PM
  5. HeyCori's Avatar

    Free ebooks and audio books (if your library supports it)
    10-16-2011 06:43 PM
  6. 1jaxstate1's Avatar
    I'd like to have a B&N app myself. But that's just because a book I want isn't available via amazon digital, but is for B&N.
    10-16-2011 07:11 PM
  7. Musicjunkie0210's Avatar
    I'd be all for it, I'm still a "real" book kind of guy, but I do occasionally download an e-book or 2, so why not download it from Microsoft instead of Amazon right? Implementing magazines on there would sell me too
    10-16-2011 10:25 PM
  8. Exomondo's Avatar
    so why not download it from Microsoft instead of Amazon right?
    Because you can't, Microsoft doesn't have such a thing whereas Amazon does, no real reason to duplicate that.
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    10-16-2011 10:48 PM
  9. Pronk's Avatar
    I'd be surprised if they didn't offer some sort of magazine/newspaper service eventually. NewsStand on iOS5 is pretty good, and I suspect there'll be something similar on Android soon enough. Some of the magazines available are ultra-lazy PDF scans, which is disappointing, but some are really nice apps in their own right.

    Books will always be around, but the dead tree press only has 10 years or so left in it, max.
    10-17-2011 04:35 AM