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Amazon.com has introduced "Kindle for PC," a free software application that allows PC users to access Kindle content on their computers.

Users will be able to buy e-books from Amazon without having to own its Kindle e-reader. Previously users had to buy a Kindle or an iPhone or iPod touch to buy e-books from its Kindle store.

The new Kindle for PC download will be available from Amazon next month. Amazon introduced its Kindle for PC software at Windows 7 launch event today in New York City.

Kindle for PC features include Amazon’s Whispersync technology that automatically saves and synchronizes bookmarks and last page read across devices. The Kindle for PC allows users to read some on their PC and some on a Kindle if they own one, while saving their place.

"Kindle for PC is the perfect companion application for folks who own a Kindle or Kindle DX," said Ian Freed, Vice President, Amazon Kindle.

Kindle for PC

"Kindle for PC is also a great way for people around the world to read the most popular books of today even if they don’t yet have a Kindle."

 Sony’s eBook Store and BarnesandNoble.com are compatible with a Mac or a PC, while Kindle for PC is compatible with Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.

Other fetures of Kindle for PC include:

  • Choose from over 10 different font sizes and adjust words per line
  • Access their entire library of previously purchased Kindle books stored on Amazon’s servers for free
  • 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)

Amazon Rolls Out Kindle For PC
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    This is good news for me, since i almost spend my time in front of my computer

  • Guest

    Did I get this right: for the privilege to buy expensive eBooks from amazon I am forced to install yet another pdf reader?
    And most of the features are available only if I buy a new Windows 7 too? Great deal! Exactly what the world was waiting for…

    • Guest

      Actually eBooks from Amazon are less expensive than their paper counterparts. Frankly, I’m thrilled with this idea and it IS exactly what I was waiting for.

  • Guest

    If I already have a record with Amazon for purchasing bunches of books in paper form, would I have to pay again to get them electronically?

  • drozzy

    This comes just in time to try and overshadow google’s move:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/01/technology/internet/01google.html

  • Guest

    YES!! I have a few technical books on Kindle. Viewing them on PC will make using them a little less awkward. And, I often find myself at the computer without the Kindles (I have two) nearby: this is a very welcome addition to Amazon’s ebook offerings.

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