Verizon Adds Kindle App To Android


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Verizon Wireless said today it will begin pre-loading Amazon's Kindle app on some of its Android phones.

Verizon will pre-load the Kindle app on the new Samsung Fascinate, Droid 2 by Motorola and the Motorola Droid X.

Features of the Kindle app for Android include:

*The ability to synch bookmarks across devices so users can pick up where they left off.




*Books purchased from the Kindle Store are automatically backed up online, where they can be re-downloaded.

*The U.S. Kindle now has more than700,000 books, with 575,00 books for under $9.99 or less.

"We're very excited to bring Kindle for Android directly to Verizon Wireless customers," said Jennifer Byrne, executive director, business development and partnerships for Verizon Wireless.  

"Our smartphones come with great screens that make buying and reading books simple and easy, and Amazon's commitment to reading and offering a seamless customer experience is directly in line with what our customers want."