Kindle app coming to Windows Phone 7

With Amazon refocusing on the type of brand they want Kindle to be and where they are going to pour their resources, the company is hard at work at the next installment of Kindle. Windows Phone 7 currently is the only major mobile device without support for the Kindle - for the moment.

Amazon has placed up a web page that says Kindle for Windows Phone 7 is "Coming Soon!" There is no information on just when this app will come out, but since the phone is already available in several markets, signs point to near future. The app will feature WhisperSync technology which syncs your place in books across all of your devices, all automatically. All 725,000 books in the Kindle Store will be able to be read, with support coming soon for Kindle magazines and newspapers.

Kindle for Windows Phone 7 will be optimized for WP7's unique user interface, coming with an integrated shopping experience and customization options as well. Users will be able to choose from five different font sizes and three background colors.

Kindle for Windows Phone 7 comes in addition to the Kindle itself, Kindle for PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, and Android. Amazon has somewhat shifted the Kindle brand into a reading experience that can be used on any mobile device, rather than simple one single reading device. However, their major focus is still the Kindle itself, as that provides the best reading experience out of all of the adaptations of the software.

Kindle apps are free on all devices, each integrating with the host system. To be alerted when Kindle for Windows Phone 7 is released, go to Amazon's Kindle WP7 page and enter your email address to be notified when the application is available for download. 

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This looks interesting. I don't know if I would read a book on my phone. Possibly a magazine... I'm really not sure how much reading I want to do on a cell phone (Though I do surf the web a good deal now, so what do I know? LOL). Magazines would be cool, but I'm honestly not sure of the pricing structure at all. I guess I'll have to look into it. If it's reasonable I might check it out.

M_Lyons10 said,
This looks interesting. I don't know if I would read a book on my phone. Possibly a magazine... I'm really not sure how much reading I want to do on a cell phone (Though I do surf the web a good deal now, so what do I know? LOL). Magazines would be cool, but I'm honestly not sure of the pricing structure at all. I guess I'll have to look into it. If it's reasonable I might check it out.

I'd use it mainly because I already have a Kindle, so if I'm bored for a few minutes and don't have the Kindle with me I can quickly read some more of the book. The application will sync the furthest read page to the cloud which makes this scenario even easier!

Very nice.

It looks like the background might take the book cover image of the book which is currently being read, or something, perhaps?

I feel the OS will continue to due well if apps keep coming with the Metro UI. This looks useful because I don't want to buy a kindle.

yardman said,
Very nice..now were is Audible?

I think that one might take a bit more time to come out because they'd want to make sure it'll run in the background so you can still listen to it when you have to go do something else etc. But i'm sure it'll come in time.

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