Introducing Kindle for PC

Amazon announced a new (and free!) application for the PC that lets users enjoy Kindle books on their computers. Thanks to the Kindle for PC software, Kindle books can now be read on the Kindle, Kindle DX, iPhone, iPod touch, and PC.

To make it even easier to read your favorite books on various devices, Kindle for PC uses Amazon’s Whispersync technology which automatically saves and synchronizes bookmarks and the last page read across devices. Currently, the U.S. Kindle Store (www.amazon.com/kindlestore) offers over 360,000 books for a typical price of $9.99 or less.



"Kindle for PC is the perfect companion application for folks who own a Kindle or Kindle DX," said Ian Freed, Vice President, Amazon Kindle. "Kindle for PC is also a great way for people around the world to read the most popular books of today even if they don’t yet have a Kindle."

According to Amazon, readers can take advantage of the following features thanks to Kindle for PC:
  • Purchase, download, and read hundreds of thousands of books available in the Kindle Store
  • Access their entire library of previously purchased Kindle books stored on Amazon’s servers for free
  • Choose from over 10 different font sizes and adjust words per line
  • Add and automatically synchronize bookmarks and last page read
  • View notes and highlights marked on Kindle and Kindle DX
  • Zoom in and out of text with a pinch of the fingers (Windows 7 users only)
  • Turn pages with a finger swipe (available in a future release for Windows 7 users)
Kindle for PC is compatible with Windows 7, Windows XP, and Windows Vista. With Windows 7, Kindle for PC is able to take advantage of some of the new features including Windows Touch technology.

The software will be available to customers around the world as a free download next month. To be notified when Kindle for PC is available for download, register at http://www.amazon.com/KindleforPC.

Via:  Business Wire
Comments
3vi1 5 years ago

A pretty good move on Amazon's part, considering all of the competition they're getting lately.

Now, I wonder if they promise not to delete any files off your PC.

realneil 5 years ago

I'd 'write protect' the folders that they store files into. Let them add files but NOT delete them.

Kindle or should I say Amazon has me ticked off about something and until they change their ways they don't get any of my business.

Someone stole my daughter's Kindle out of her Van one day this year. She reported it to Amazon and the online tech guy told her that it was activated in someone else's name already. She told him that it was a stolen device and wanted the name and address of who had re-registered it. They refused her. She then contacted the local police and steered them towards Amazon tech support who promptly refused to provide information to THEM without a judge's subpoena for information. The local cops refused to take it any further for a 300 dollar item. She was out of luck.

So is Amazon.

3vi1 5 years ago

Wow... that sucks realneil! I feel sorry for your daughter. :(

Amazon needs to have some kind of lockdown on the accounts where you can't transfer ownership without going through a registered e-mail or something. I'll tell my wife to be extra careful with hers.

If something like that happens to me and the police refuse to pursue it, I'm going to be writing letters to every newspaper, blog, TV station, and Oprah. It's not just a $300 dollar item - it's a $300 dollar bookshelf that contains $xxx worth of books.

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