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Amazon to Launch Kindle App for Windows Phone 7

Posted by admin on October 28, 2010

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Amazon to Launch Kindle App for Windows Phone 7
Free Kindle application extends Amazon’s Buy Once, Read Everywhere approach, bringing over 725,000 Kindle Books to Windows Phone 7

Amazon.com today announced that Kindle for Windows Phone 7 will be the first major eBook application available for Windows Phone 7. Kindle for Windows Phone 7 will be released later this year, and includes the features customers love about all of the Kindle apps, plus new features built into a Kindle app for the first time, such as personalized book recommendations on your Kindle app home screen and the ability to send a book suggestion to a friend from any book in your library without leaving the app. Like all Kindle apps, Kindle for Windows Phone 7 will let customers Buy Once, Read Everywhere–on Kindle, Kindle 3G, Kindle DX, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, Mac, PC, BlackBerry, Android-based devices and in the coming months, on Windows Phone 7-based devices. Customers can sign up to be notified when the Kindle for Windows Phone 7 is available later this year at www.amazon.com/kindleforwindowsphone.

“When you buy a Kindle book, we make it easy for you to get your books on all of the devices you want to read on – your iPhone, iPad, Android-based device, PC, Mac, BlackBerry, and of course your Kindle, Kindle 3G and Kindle DX,” said Dorothy Nicholls, Director, Amazon Kindle. “Kindle for Windows Phone 7 extends our vision of ‘Buy Once, Read Everywhere.’ The app is optimized for the unique user interface of Windows Phone 7, and will include our Whispersync technology, so you always have your library with you and never lose your place in a book as you switch between devices.”

With Kindle for Windows Phone 7, readers will take advantage of the following features:

  • Access to over 725,000 books in the U.S. Kindle Store – the largest selection of the most popular books that people want to read – including New Releases and 108 of this week’s 111 New York Times Bestsellers.
  • With Kindle Worry-Free Archive, books purchased from the Kindle Store are automatically backed up online in a customer’s Kindle library on Amazon, where they can be re-downloaded wirelessly for free, anytime.
  • Buy Once, Read Everywhere with the Kindle apps and devices. Amazon’s Whispersync technology syncs your place across devices, so you can pick up where you left off.
  • Integrated shopping experience that allows customers to shop without leaving the app.
  • The opportunity to send an email to a friend with a link to the book you’re reading or to any book in your library without leaving the app.
  • Customized reading, choosing from five different font sizes and three background colors.
  • The ability to read in portrait or landscape mode, and to turn pages by tapping on either side of the screen or flicking.
  • The option to try the beginning of a book for free before buying and to receive personalized recommendations on the home screen of your app.

Microsoft demonstrated Kindle for Windows Phone 7 for the first time today, live from its Bellevue campus, during the annual Microsoft Professional Developers Conference. “We are pleased to be working with Amazon to launch Kindle for Windows Phone 7,” said Achim Berg, Corporate Vice President of the Mobile Communications Business at Microsoft Corp. “We designed Windows Phone 7 to bring together a host of services and content — from Microsoft and third parties — in a way that seamlessly integrates the things you care about most, from movies to shopping and reading, and Amazon is key to delivering that experience to customers.” To view today’s demo of Kindle for Windows Phone 7, visit Microsoft News Center.

Don’t have a Kindle? Buy Kindle Wi-Fi version for only $139, Kindle 3G+Wi-Fi for $189 or Kindle DX for $379.

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Kindle for iPad announced

Posted by admin on March 27, 2010

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Experience the Beautiful User Interface

  • Get the best reading experience available on your tablet computer including the iPad. No Kindle required
  • Tailored to the size, look, and feel of your tablet computer
  • Customize background color and font size to ease eye strain
  • Adjust screen brightness from within the app to make reading easier
  • Page turn animation replicates the look of turning a page in a book. Or choose Basic Reading Mode for a simpler and unadorned reading experience

    Read Kindle Books on Your Tablet Computer Including the iPad

    • Amazon’s Whispersync technology automatically synchronizes your last page read, bookmarks, notes and highlights with Kindle and Kindle-compatible devices PC, Mac, iPhone, and BlackBerry
    • Customers can start reading on one device and, on another, pick up where they left off
    • Already have a Kindle? Access your Kindle books even if you don’t have your Kindle with you
    • Create bookmarks, notes, and highlights, and view the annotations you created on your Kindle

      Shop for Books in the Kindle Store

      • Search and browse more than 450,000 Kindle books, including 101 of 112 New York Times® Best Sellers. If you are a non-U.S. customer, book availability may vary
      • Find New York Times® Best Sellers and new releases from $9.99
      • Get free book samples–read the first chapter for free before you decide to buy
      • Books you purchase can also be read on a Kindle and Kindle-compatible devices

        Don’t have a Kindle? Buy yours now for ($259) $189!!

        Source: Amazon.

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        “Kindle for Mac” released

        Posted by admin on March 18, 2010

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        Read Kindle Books on Your Mac

        • Get the best reading experience available on your Mac. No Kindle required
        • Access your Kindle books even if you don’t have your Kindle with you
        • Automatically synchronizes your last page read and annotations between devices with Whispersync
        • Create bookmarks and view the annotations you created on your Kindle

        Shop for Books in the Kindle Store

        Search and browse more than 450,000 books, including 101 of 112 New York Times® Best Sellers. If you are a non-U.S. customer, book availability may vary

        • Find New York Times Best Sellers and new releases for $9.99, unless marked otherwise
        • Get free book samples – read the first chapter for free before you decide to buy
        • Books you purchase can also be read on a Kindle
        • Kindle newspapers, magazines, and blogs are not currently available for Kindle for Mac

        System Requirements

        • A Mac with a 500MHz Intel processor or faster
        • At least 512MB of RAM
        • Screen resolution of 800×600 or greater
        • Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard)
        • 100MB of available disk space
         

        Don’t have a Kindle? Buy yours for ($259) $189 now!

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        A better web browser for the Kindle

        Posted by admin on March 9, 2010

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        Wikipedia on Kindle

        Amazon may be looking to add browser engineers to the Kindle team.

        A job posting for a browser engineer at Lab126, the division of Amazon that develops the Kindle, indicates the company is looking for somebody to develop “an innovative embedded web browser” for a consumer product.

        The Kindle’s current browsing experience is notably subpar. It’s good enough to check your e-mail, post to Twitter or read Wikipedia, but it doesn’t handle images or more complex web apps particularly well. It certainly doesn’t live up to the same vision of the mobile web being outlined by the iPhone, or Android phones like the Droid or Nexus One. And with the coming of the Apple iPad and other threats to Amazon’s dominant e-reader, which should behave on the web about as well as (if not better than) the iPhone, the Kindle had better improve its browser if the device is going to continue to compete with these more capable devices.

        Source: webmonkey.

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        “Kindle for BlackBerry” supported devices

        Posted by admin on February 26, 2010

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        Kindle for BlackBerry can be used on the following devices:

        BlackBerry compatible devices

        1. 9630 (Tour)
        2. 9000 (Bold)
        3. 9700 (Bold)
        4. 8900 (Curve), 8520 (Curve)
        5. 9500/9530 (Storm), 9550 (Storm 2)

        Find BlackBerry Cell Phones on Amazon.

        Read more: Amazon.com

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