Kindle App Readied For Windows Smartphones

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Seattle - Amazon later this year will launch a Kindle reading app for Windows Phone 7 smartphones, the company said without announcing a specific date.

Microsoft demonstrated the Kindle for Windows Phone 7 app today during the annual Microsoft Professional Developers Conference at Microsoft's Bellevue, Wash., headquarters.

Amazon already offers Kindle apps for the iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones and BlackBerry smartphones. The Windows Phone 7 app will add such new features as personalized book recommendations on the Kindle app home screen and the ability to email a link to the book that the user is currently reading or to any book in the user's library.

The new app, optimized for the Windows Phone 7 user interface, will include Amazon's Whispersync technology, which syncs the user's place in a book across multiple devices, including the company's Kindle, Kindle 3G and Kindle DX e-readers and Macs and PCs.

The apps functions include ability to buy books from within the app and choose five font sizes, three background colors, and portrait or landscape mode.

Amazon claimed the app would be "the first major eBook application available for Windows Phone 7."


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