Monday, May 17, 2010

Kindle for Android announced as "Coming soon"

Kindle for Android has been announced as
"Coming soon" with details at, including a sign-up box for e-mail notification when the app is available for download.

In addition to being able to buy a book from the Kindle Store optimized for your Android phone and getting it auto-delivered wirelessly, the features include the basic ones in other Kindle mobile apps (including the Blackberry) and adds:

  * Read in portrait or landscape mode
  * Tap on either side of the screen or flick to turn pages

Technical details are as follows:

  * Requires Android OS 1.6 or greater
  * Requires an SD card
  * Supports Droid Incredible, Google Nexus One, HTC MyTouch,
        Motorola CLIQ, Motorola Droid,
        and many more Android phones

There is no date or date range given on the product page, but their Seattle press release states that it will be "coming this summer."

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  1. At last, Nookies can read Kindle books! ;>

  2. Hah!
    Elmo, I was thinking of getting a Motorola Droid (am in my 4th year of my Samsung) because it has a camera that is really amazing in low light), and, from what I remember a real keyboard. But it was missing the ability to do what I think the Nexus can (but I don't want the Nexus), which is to speech-to-text. The iPhone can do it too with a special app that used to cost but now is -- at least it was for awhile -- free.


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