Amazon's free "Buy Once, Read Everywhere" Kindle app that lets users
read andsync over 810,000 of the most popular books will be
available on the new HP TouchPad
SEATTLE, Feb 09, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
(NASDAQ: AMZN) - Amazon.com today announced that it will launch a free
Kindle app for webOS tailored for the new HP TouchPad. Like all Kindle
apps, Kindle for webOS will let customers "Buy Once, Read Everywhere" -
on Kindle, Kindle 3G, Kindle DX, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, PC, Mac,
BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7, Android-based devices, and this summer, the
HP TouchPad. Amazon's Whispersync technology syncs your place across
devices, so you can pick up where you left off and never lose your
place. For more information about the free Kindle apps, go to www.amazon.com/kindleapps.
"When you buy a Kindle book, you can already read it on Kindle and our
free 'Buy Once, Read Everywhere' apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, PC,
Mac, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7, and Android-based devices, so you
never have to worry about what to do with your books if you change
devices or platforms," said Dorothy Nicholls, Director, Amazon Kindle.
"We're very excited to add webOS to this list. As with our other Kindle
apps, the webOS app will be free and will incorporate our Whispersync
technology so you can seamlessly switch between devices and platforms
and never be without your reading."
Kindle for webOS was demonstrated for the first time today at HP's press
conference announcing the new HP TouchPad.
"We're working with Amazon to bring HP customers the free Kindle app
and, along with it, the largest selection of the most popular books,"
said Jon Oakes, director, TouchPad Product Marketing, HP. "TouchPad's
beautiful, fully featured Kindle app supports the Kindle features users
already know and love, and it's one of the first Kindle applications to
support the latest Kindle features like Collections."
With Kindle devices and Kindle apps, customers can choose from over
810,000 books in the U.S. Kindle Store - the largest selection of the
most popular books that people want to read--including New Releases and
103 of 110 New York Times Bestsellers. Over 670,000 of the books in the
Kindle Store are $9.99 or less, including 73 New York Times Bestsellers.
With Kindle Worry-Free Archive, books you purchase from the Kindle Store
are automatically backed up online in your Kindle library on Amazon
where they can be re-downloaded wirelessly for free, anytime.
Customers can learn more about the free 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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