Seattle – Amazon.com plans summer availability of a free
will enable consumers to download and read e-books available on the company’s
online Kindle Store.
Earlier this year, Amazon launched a Kindle app for seven
BlackBerry smartphones. Amazon also offers free Kindle apps for the iPhone,
iPod Touch, iPad, Macs and PCs.
apps save and synchronize a user’s bookmarks across multiple devices, including
a user’s Kindle, Kindle DX, and Kindle-equipped iPad and smartphones. Using the
apps, consumers search for and download via cellular or Wi-Fi any of the Kindle
store’s more than 540,000 books plus tens of thousands free classics.
The apps also let users browse by genre or author and read customer reviews,
personalized recommendations and editorial reviews. Consumers can choose from five
different font sizes, begin reading books for free before they buy, read in
portrait or landscape mode, and tap on either side of the screen or flick to