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Amazon released the Kindle for PC application free of charge, allowing users to read Kindle books on a Windows PC Amazon later released a version for the Macintosh. Versions for mobile devices running on operating systems from Research in Motion, Apple, Android and Google are also available free of charge. None of these alternate versions can currently read newspapers, magazines, or blogs, the way they are readable on the Kindle device itself. Amazon has announced that periodical support will soon be added to the Kindle apps for other platforms
Amazon Kindle is an e-book reader. More precisely, it is a software, hardware and network platform developed by Amazon.com (subsidiary Lab126) for the rendering and displaying of e-books and other digital media.
Several hardware devices support this platform, including a main “Kindle” line and a parallel “Kindle DX” line. The most recent Kindle device is the third incarnation of the main line, officially named “Kindle”, but usually referred to as “Kindle 3”.Kindle 3 was released on August 27, 2010. User reports indicate that the new display on the Kindle 3 is noticeably superior to previous generations.
The Kindle DX line features larger screens than the main Kindle line. It is marketed as more suitable for displaying newspaper and textbook content, however no Kindle model preserves the print edition page numbers used when citing sources in school papers and scholarly research. Amazon has also introduced Kindle software for use on various devices and platforms, including Microsoft Windows, iOS, BlackBerry, Mac OS X (10.5 onwards), Android and soon Windows Phone 7.
The Kindle hardware devices use an E Ink brand electronic paper display that features 16 shades of gray. This allows for a long battery life and easy readability. Content for the Kindle can be purchased online and downloaded wirelessly, using either standard Wi-Fi or Amazon’s 3G “Whispernet” network.Whispernet is accessible without any monthly fee or wireless subscription, although fees can be incurred for the delivery of periodicals and other content when roaming internationally beyond the customer’s home country. Through a service called “Whispersync”, customers can synchronize reading progress, bookmarks and other information across Kindle hardware devices and other mobile devices.
Shop the Kindle Store for over 725,000 Kindle books, including New Releases and 107 of 111 New York Times® Best Sellers. Over 550,000 of these books are $9.99 or less, including 73 New York Times® Best Sellers. If you are a non-U.S. customer, book pricing and availability may vary.
Read thousands of free books, including popular classics such as The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Pride and Prejudice, and Treasure Island.
Get free book samples – read the first chapter for free before you decide to buy.
Whispersync technology saves and synchronizes your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across your devices.
Adjust text size to make reading more comfortable.
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The Kindle app is optimized for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, giving users the ability to read Kindle books on a beautiful, easy-to-use interface. You’ll have access to over 750,000* books in the Kindle Store, including best sellers and new releases. Amazon Whispersync automatically syncs your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across devices (including Kindle), so you can pick up where you left off on another device.
Get the best reading experience available on your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad:
• Shop the Kindle Store for over 750,000* Kindle books, including New Releases and 107 of 111 New York Times Best Sellers. Over 550,000* of these books are $9.99 or less, including 73 New York Times Best Sellers.
• Choose from thousands of free classics, such as Pride and Prejudice or The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
• Get free book samples – read the first chapter free before you decide to buy.
• Customize your reading experience by choosing the background color, font size, and either portrait or landscape format.
• Instant dictionary word lookup with 250,000 entries and definitions. Tap and hold a word to view the definition. Use the Google and Wikipedia links to get more information.
• Search inside the book to find a character, topic, or section you want to revisit.
• Simply tap on either side of the screen or flick to turn pages.
• You can also read your Kindle books on your Kindle, Kindle DX, PC, Mac, Android phone, and BlackBerry. Our Whispersync technology syncs your last page read, notes, bookmarks, and highlights across devices, so you can pick up where you left off.