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That didn’t take long. I shared my list of the 10 iPhone apps I wanted on the iPad and today comes word that one of them will be there. Barnes & Noble indicated today that an iPad version of the eReader app will be available soon.

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That didn’t take long. I just shared my list of the top 10 iPhone apps I wanted on the iPad and today comes word that one of them will be there. Barnes & Noble released a statement today that an iPad version of the eReader app will be available around the time the iPad is due to hit stores on April 3rd, so it won’t be long now.

The B&N eReader is more than just a way to read e-books purchased from the B&N store. It also provides full interaction with the online bookshelf, and can also be used to find or purchase books online. Customers of B&N’s other bookstores, Fictionwise and eReader, can read those books with the app, too. While the app is free, most e-books are not.

It will be interesting to see how long it takes Apple to approve this app in the App Store. Where the iPhone version didn’t compete with Apple, this iPad version will compete directly with Apple’s new iBookstore.

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  1. The iPod Touch version of this would be my favorite ebook reader, except it crashes if you maneuver away from your book without closing out of it.

    I uninstalled and reinstalled it a couple dozen times and emailed them a complaint. I got back instructions to uninstall it, restart my Touch, reload it, and always close the book before going to another app. That can’t be by design. As Sharon sbtablet said, that’s a bug with a work-around, not a design feature.

    But of all the ebook readers on my Touch, it’s the most customizable, background color, font color and size, how I turn pages, and it saves multiple customizations. You can highlight text and save bookmarks and notes.

    And it’s crashed more than any other program on my Touch.

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