Today we released OverDrive Media Console for BlackBerry v2.1, which adds support for direct EPUB eBook downloads from your library. Like OverDrive’s apps for Android, iPhone, and iPad, this app includes a “Get Books” feature so that users can easily find your library. From there, users will be able to browse the mobile version of your Virtual Branch website, check out an EPUB eBook or MP3 audiobook with a library card, and download the title directly to their BlackBerry device.

The free app is available on OverDrive’s software page and in the MobiHand Superstore, and can be installed on BlackBerry touch-screen devices running BlackBerry OS v4.7 or newer and non-touch-screen devices running BlackBerry OS v4.5 or newer. (That covers about 96 percent of all active BlackBerry users.) We also expect the app to appear in BlackBerry App World in the coming weeks.

Try out the app and leave a comment below to let us know what you think.

Dan Stasiewski is a marketing associate for OverDrive.

8 Responses to “OverDrive’s BlackBerry app now supports EPUB eBooks”

    • Dan Stasiewski

      Hello! We have an update scheduled in the near future. We’ll post it here when it becomes available.

    • Dan Stasiewski

      Hi Janet, Mobipocket books can still be read on a BlackBerry. Users just need to download the title to their PC and transfer to the device using Mobipocket software.

  1. Megan

    Is it possible to transfer books downloaded on to the computer onto the Blackberry?

  2. Steve

    How can I transfer my epubs from my pc to Overdrive library?

  3. String

    PLEASE ANSWER: How can I transfer epubs from PC to BB for use with Overdrive on a BB Storm II?