More Kindle for PC details
Amazon, unsurprisingly, isn’t positioning the Windows-based Kindle app as a replacement for its Kindle device. Instead, as it does currently with the iPhone, it is positioning it as a complement to a Kindle reader. That said, users don’t have to have a Kindle to use the Windows Kindle app. All they need is an Amazon account.
The Windows Kindle app is being optimized to run on Windows 7 and will support multi-touch and JumpLists. Users won’t be able to annotate their Kindle content on Windows PCs in this beta; they will be able to view their annotations made from iPhones and Kindle devices on the Windows version, however. There also is currently no text-to-speech functionality in the Windows version of the Kindle reader.