New York - Barnes & Noble introduced a Nook app for Android phones and said that an iPhone and iPad versions will soon be available.
The free Android app (which requires OS 1.6 and higher) lets users buy and download e-book in the EPUB format from Barnes & Noble's eBookstore. According to the company, any e-books purchased from the eBookstore - whether purchased on a Nook e-reader, online at BN.com or on another BN e-reader-enabled device -- will sync to the device.
Requests for a more concrete timeline for the iPhone version weren't answered as of this posting.
Features of the Nook for Android app include a navigation bar, the ability to customize text via eight different fonts, the ability to read in both landscape and portrait modes, graphical page turns, and cover-art display.
It is also offers LendMe digital lending, which lets users share eligible e-books for up to 14 days with others. The number or percentage of eligible books wasn't given.
B&N said users who sign up for a new BN.com account when downloading the app will receive three e-books in their libraries: "Dracula," "Little Women" and "Pride & Prejudice."