Google Android (s GOOG) handset owners can expect eReader availability in “mid- to late summer,” according to TeleRead. They spoke to Scott Pendergrast of Fictionwise, which is owned by Barnes & Noble (s BKS).
The company’s “eReader everywhere” plans to conquer the handheld world don’t stop with Android, either. It’s prepping to support the Palm Pre (s PALM) natively so that folks don’t have to drop $30 for the Classic emulator and use the PalmOS version of eReader (shown).
While I’m thrilled to hear this news, I also want to see Amazon (s AMZN) create a Kindle app for all of the various handset platforms. The ability to read on the Kindle and then pick up where I left off on an iPhone makes it so easy to read everywhere. I’d like to see that same literary joy come to Windows Mobile (s MSFT), Android, S60 and the Pre.