BlackBerry book clubs?

This week, Kobo debuted its social reading app for the BlackBerry Messenger Social Platform, reports Brenna Ehrlich at Mashable.

Image via KoboBooks.com

According to Kobo — the platform that powers Borders’ suite of e-reading devices and mobile apps — the app will allow BBM users to partcipate in virtual book clubs.

Users will be able to chat with friends while book shopping, read with a group, exchange passages, and discuss the book in realtime.

Will this e-reading experience catch on as a substitute for face-to-face book group discussions? I’m doubtful, but we’ll see.

The social reading application should be available for the BlackBerry Messenger SDK in early 2011.

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