All of the features customers love about Kindle newspapers and
magazines coming to Kindle for Android, including convenience of
automatic overnight delivery of subscriptions, buy once and read across
multiple devices and platforms, full text search and instant Wikipedia
and dictionary lookup
SEATTLE, Dec 17, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --(NASDAQ: AMZN) - Amazon today announced that Kindle for Android is the
first Kindle app to receive an update that enables users to buy, read,
and sync over 100 Kindle newspapers and magazines, including The New
York Times, Newsweek, The Atlantic, and many more.
Kindle for Android users can now buy a single issue or subscribe to the
most popular newspapers and magazines, have them automatically delivered
to their Android-powered device, and enjoy a full color reading
experience optimized for the touch interface of Android-powered devices.
Additional new features include the ability to seamlessly buy and
download Kindle books and periodicals within the Kindle for Android app,
share reading progress via social networks, and zoom closer to images
and other graphics. Kindle for Android is the first major e-book app to
offer periodicals on the Android platform. The new Kindle for Android
app is available from Android Market. Customers who have already
downloaded Kindle for Android will receive the update automatically.
Learn more about Kindle for Android at www.amazon.com/kindleforandroid.
"We want to give customers the freedom and flexibility to buy their
newspapers and magazines once, and read them everywhere across the
devices and platforms they chose--just like they do with Kindle books
today," said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President, Amazon Kindle. "Kindle
for Android is our fastest-growing application, and we're excited to
launch over 100 newspapers and magazines for our Android customers."
For a full listing of newspapers and magazines available on Kindle for
Android, go to www.amazon.com/kindleappnewsstand.
Other updates to the Kindle for Android app include the addition of an
in-app store optimized for the Android interface, which enables
customers to discover, buy, and download over 750,000 Kindle books
without leaving the app, as well as social network integration, which
allows customers to share their progress in a book using Google's
built-in Share functionality.
For over two years, Amazon has been building and introducing a wide
selection of free Buy Once, Read Everywhere Kindle apps for iPad, iPod
touch, iPhone, Mac, PC, BlackBerry and Android-based devices that let
customers read and sync their reading library, bookmarks, notes, and
highlights with the device or platform of their choice. Learn more about
Kindle apps at www.amazon.com/kindleapps.
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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Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly
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optimization, seasonality, commercial agreements, acquisitions and
strategic transactions, foreign exchange rates, system interruption,
inventory, government regulation and taxation, payments and fraud. More
information about factors that potentially could affect Amazon.com's
financial results is included in Amazon.com's filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual
Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.
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