Free Kindle application extends Amazon's Buy Once, Read Everywhere
approach, bringing over 725,000 Kindle Books to Windows Phone 7
SEATTLE, Oct 28, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) 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,
and includes the features customers love about all of the Kindle apps,
plus new features built into a Kindle app for the first time, 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. Like all Kindle apps, Kindle for
Windows Phone 7 will let customers Buy Once, Read Everywhere--on Kindle,
Kindle 3G, Kindle DX, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, Mac, PC, BlackBerry,
Android-based devices and in the coming months, on Windows Phone 7-based
devices. Customers can sign up to be notified when the Kindle for
Windows Phone 7 is available later this year at www.amazon.com/kindleforwindowsphone.
"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."
With Kindle for Windows Phone 7, readers will take advantage of the
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
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
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.
"We designed Windows Phone 7 to bring together a host of services and
content -- from Microsoft and third parties -- in a way that seamlessly
integrates the things you care about most, from movies to shopping and
reading, and Amazon is key to delivering that experience to customers."
To view today's demo of Kindle for Windows Phone 7, visit Microsoft News
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle,
opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's
Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most
customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything
they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the
lowest possible prices. Amazon.com and other sellers offer millions of
unique new, refurbished and used items in categories such as Books;
Movies, Music & Games; Digital Downloads; Electronics & Computers; Home
& Garden; Toys, Kids & Baby; Grocery; Apparel, Shoes & Jewelry; Health &
Beauty; Sports & Outdoors; and Tools, Auto & Industrial. Amazon Web
Services provides Amazon's developer customers with access to
in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon's own back-end
technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any
type of business. Kindle, Kindle 3G and Kindle DX are the revolutionary
portable readers that wirelessly download books, magazines, newspapers,
blogs and personal documents to a crisp, high-resolution electronic ink
display that looks and reads like real paper. Kindle 3G and Kindle DX
utilize the same 3G wireless technology as advanced cell phones, so
users never need to hunt for a Wi-Fi hotspot. Kindle is the #1
bestselling product across the millions of items sold on Amazon.
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inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More
information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com's
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