Amazon has expanded its Kindle digital book service to the PC.
[See our photo gallery of the Kindle International Edition here]The company said that its new Kindle Books application will allow Windows PC users to purchase, download and read e-book titles from Amazon's Kindle Store service.Additionally, the PC application will support Amazon's Whispersync service, which allows users to automatically sync their bookmarks or current pages across PCs, Kindle tablet devices or iPhone/iPod Touch handsets."Kindle for PC is the perfect companion application for folks who own a Kindle or Kindle DX," said Amazon's Kindle vice president Ian Freed."Kindle for PC is also a great way for people around the world to read the most popular books of today even if they don’t yet have a Kindle."The PC application will be offered as a free download and will support Windows 7, Vista and XP systems.The news comes as Amazon is suddenly finding itself with a fresh crop of competitors in the e-book reader market.Earlier this week hardwear vendor Spring Design entered the market with its Alex device, while publisher/retailer Barnes and Noble presented an even more serious challenge to Kindle when it unveiled its Nook reader device.Both devices are based on the Android operating system from Google, which is further pressing Amazon with the announcement of its Editions online retail service.
Source: Copyright ©v3.co.uk
More in Misc Software (1 of 10 articles)
More in Misc Software (2 of 10 articles)
More in Misc Software (3 of 10 articles)
More in Misc Software (4 of 10 articles)
More in Misc Software (5 of 10 articles)
More in Misc Software (6 of 10 articles)
More in Misc Software (7 of 10 articles)
More in Misc Software (8 of 10 articles)
More in Misc Software (9 of 10 articles)
More in Misc Software (10 of 10 articles)
Chrome 27 released, now 5% faster
Review: Windows 8 for the desktop
System Builder: The cheap way to recover deleted files
In Pictures: Windows 8 Aussie launch
Get advice on the best gear, take part in discussions with comments on blogs, news and reviews; post your
own reviews and tailor make your information specifically to your interests.
Processing registration... Please wait.
This process can take up to a minute to complete.
A confirmation email has been sent to your email address - SUPPLIED EMAIL HERE. Please click on the link in the email to verify your email address. You need to verify your email before you can start posting.
If you do not receive your confirmation email within the next few minutes, it may be because the email has been captured by a junk mail filter. Please ensure you add the domain @pcauthority.com.au to your white-listed senders.
Click here to close this message