Right in time for today's starting CES in Las Vegas, Amazon has launched its earlier promised Kindle app for Windows Phone 7. As expected, the Kindle app is optimized for the Windows Phone, following Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 guidelines, and gives users the ability to read Kindle books on a beautiful, easy-to-use interface. U.S. customers will have access to over 750,000 books in the Kindle Store, including best sellers and new releases. Amazon Whispersync automatically syncs last page read, bookmarks, notes and highlights across devices (including Kindle devices), so users can pick up where they left off on another device.
The Amazon Kindle Store features over 750,000 Kindle books, including New Releases and 107 of 111 New York Times Best Sellers. Over 550,000 of these books are US$ 9.99 or less, including 73 New York Times Best Sellers. Furthermore users can choose from thousands of free classics, such as Pride and Prejudice or The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes as well as getting free book samples which allows customers to read the first chapter free before they decide to buy.
Kindle for Windows Phone 7 allows to customize the reading experience by choosing the background color, font size, and allowing the use of either portrait or landscape format. Also supported are personalized book recommendations on the Kindle app home screen and the ability to send a book suggestion to a friend from any book in the library without leaving the app, simply tapping on either side of the screen or flick to turn pages.
However, there's one massive drawback since the selection and price of books in the Kindle Store may vary by country and the European selection isn't the greatest yet, not to talk about the non-English book offer.
Anyway, the Kindle app for Windows Phone 7 is now available free of charge from the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace.
Cheers ~ Arne