Amazon announces Kindle for Android


Amazon has just announced their latest free application known as Kindle for Android, where it will enable folks worldwide to enjoy their digital tomes right from the comfort of their respective Android-powered devices. This free app will be arriving this summer, where Kindle for Android enables customers to discover and read from more than 540,000 books that are currently available in the Kindle Store (with more to come, of course), making it the largest selection of the most popular books that people want to read at the moment, ranging from New York Times Bestsellers and New Releases that will retail from $9.99 onwards. Similar to all other Kindle apps, Kindle for Android will come with Amazon’s Whispersync technology that helps save and synchronize a customer’s bookmarks across their Kindle, Kindle DX, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, PC, Mac, BlackBerry and, of course, Android, letting you have your reading material all the while without losing its place.

Owners of Android-powered devices will be able to take advantage of the following features which will let you search for more than half a million books, where among them comprise of 96 of 110 New York Times Bestsellers, apart from tens of thousands of the most popular classics that are available for free straight from your Android device. Apart from that, bestsellers such as “Backlash” by Aaron Allston, “Big Girl” by Danielle Steel, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot, and “The Lost Symbol” by Dan Brown, coupled with hundreds of thousands of other popular books are going for $9.99 or less in the Kindle Store. You can also browse by genre or author to find your favorite book in a much easier manner, taking full advantage of all the features that customers enjoy in the Kindle Store, including customer reviews, personalized recommendations and editorial reviews.

Not only that, you are able to access your library of previously purchased Kindle books stored on Amazon’s servers for free, and can synchronize the last page read between your Kindle, Kindle DX, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, PC, Mac, BlackBerry and, of course, Android. With five different font sizes to choose from, your eyes definitely won’t suffer at all, and you can even have a sneak preview by reading a few pages of the book in the beginning before making a purchase decision. Tap the side of the screen or flick your display to turn a page, and opt between reading in portrait or landscape modes.

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4 reviews or comments

cleve-kindle3gwifi Says: September 2, 2010 at 12:48 am

It is much simpler now and relocating the previous and next buttons to both sides is convenient for both left- and right-handed readers The 3G is absolutely worth the money.It’s international, so you have the ability to buy a new book where ever you’re at anytime.

jackie-kindle3gwifi Says: September 2, 2010 at 4:26 pm

I’m still not sold on these e-readers. There are so many good e-readers out there. How good can you really see in the dark? Don’t you get glare with LCD screens? Not sure how many are backlit. Thanks for pointing out these issues.

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