Kindle App Coming to Windows Phone 7

Posted by at 10:19 am on October 28, 2010

Amazon 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.  Like all Kindle apps, Kindle for Windows Phone 7 will let customers Buy Once.  The Windows 7 Phone version will have all the other standard features the other versions have too,  On top of those, the WP7 version will include new first time features, 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.

“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.”

Kindle for Windows Phone 7 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.

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