Kobo has struck a deal with Research In Motion (RIM) to bundle its e-reader software with the newly launched BlackBerry PlayBook.
Kobo currently runs an online bookstore with 2.2 million titles for download, and the firm's eReader application will become a pre-installed software component on the RIM tablet.
RIM announced the BlackBerry PlayBook earlier this week at its annual BlackBerry Developer Conference. The 7in device is geared towards the enterprise market, and has been designed to function with existing BlackBerry Enterprise Server deployments.
The tablet is currently slated for release in the US in early 2011, with an international release to follow shortly after.
"We are thrilled to extend our relationship with RIM into the tablet space," said Kobo chief executive Michael Serbinis.
"Readers will love the elegant design, crisp display and portable size and weight of the BlackBerry PlayBook, which is perfectly suited for long reading sessions."
The company is also offering an application for use with BlackBerry Messenger, which was opened to outside developers earlier this week.
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