This is a review of a few fine points about the free Blackberry and Macintosh versions of Amazon’s Kindle, with an eye towards reading MobiPocket format ebooks.
I do a lot of reading on my smart phone, since it has tons of text storage space, and Gutenberg has lots of free ebooks. They now offer everything in MobiPocket format. Amazon took over management of the open-source MobiPocket Reader and has apparently killed it with apathy. Meanwhile, the Kindle will happily read MobiPocket format files if you put them in the right place.
So here are my thoughts on Kindle for the Blackberry and Kindle for the Mac. I’ve also included comments on the “free” books currently offered by Amazon for the Kindle.