. Free access to Wikipedia on the Net even when web-browsing in general is not enabled
. The ability to read our Kindle books on Windows PCs (next month) and on Macs soon (info was linked in earlier posts). Also, "Batman Jr." added information in the Comments section here that this will also be true for Kindle books on the Blackberry.
' * Purchase, download, and read hundreds of thousands of books available in the Kindle StoreThe Kindle for PC will also be compatible with Windows XP and Windows Vista.
* Access their entire library of previously purchased Kindle books stored on Amazon’s servers for free
* Choose from over 10 different font sizes and adjust words per line
* Add and automatically synchronize bookmarks and last page read
* View notes and highlights marked on Kindle and Kindle DX
* Zoom in and out of text with a pinch of the fingers (Windows 7 users only)
* Turn pages with a finger swipe (available in a future release for Windows 7 users) '
So far, no other e-reader coming this next year is slated to offer direct free access to Wikipedia for added info
The new app for PCs (and, later, Macs and Blackberrys) will allow Kindle book buyers to have the ability to read their Kindle purchases on their computers even when w/o their Kindles. This last is rather huge, since there had been worry that owners would lose the ability to access their purchased books without this capability.
As many of us have said previously, competition is a very good thing, even when announced without working samples yet. Below are ways to Share this post if you'd like others to see it.
-- The Send to Kindle button works well only on Firefox currently.
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