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Amazon brings Kindle to PC

Posted by Dark Legion 11/10/2009

Amazon released the Kindle for PC beta today, allowing its customers to read their Kindle e-books on their home computers. The eye-saving app runs on Windows 7, Vista and XP and provides users with full colour reading.

The app doesn’t require you to own a Kindle, so now anyone can build their own library of e-books. The software’s home page is the Kindle storefront where you can sample full chapters before purchasing. For those with a Kindle, the program will synchronise with your device, taking note of the last page read as well as any annotations made.

Amazon has also made the effort to make the app fully compatible with Windows 7, making use of touchscreen features such as pinch zooming. Unfortunately newspapers, magazines and blogs are not yet available on Kindle for PC.

With its touchscreen compatibility and colour support, Kindle for PC could be a big hit with children, opening up a whole new Kindle market. Sadly, there’s no Mac version yet, but Amazon promises that it will follow shortly.


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