Friday, October 23, 2009

Amazon offering free Kindle software - The Boston Globe

Perhaps paradoxically, this is what will probably lead me to finally purchase a Kindle…

The Seattle-based online retailer said yesterday that it will release an application called “Kindle for PC’’ in November. It will let you buy, download, and read Kindle books on a Windows-based PC, regardless of whether you own a Kindle.

If you also own a Kindle, you can see any notes or highlights made on the e-reader.

Amazon will also keep track of where you are in a book, so you can stop reading on your PC and pick up at the same place on your Kindle.

If you’re running Microsoft Corp.’s new Windows 7 operating system and have a touch screen on your computer, you can zoom in on book pages by pinching your fingers. In the future, Amazon said, you’ll be able to turn pages by swiping a finger across the screen.

Amazon offering free Kindle software - The Boston Globe

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