Archive for October, 2010

Kindle for Windows Phone 7 will be the first major eBook application available for Windows Phone 7.  It will be released later this year, and includes the features customers love about all of the Kindle apps, plus new features built into a Kindle app for the first time, such as personalized book recommendations on your Kindle app home screen and the ability to send a book suggestion to a friend from any book in your library without leaving the app.

Like all Kindle apps, Kindle for Windows Phone 7 will let customers Buy Once, Read Everywhere – on Kindle, Kindle 3G, Kindle DX, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, Mac, PC, BlackBerry, Android-based devices and in the coming months, on Windows Phone 7-based devices.

The app is optimized for the unique user interface of Windows Phone 7, and will include Whispersync technology, so you always have your library with you and never lose your place in a book as you switch between devices.

With the new app, readers will have the following features:

  • Access to over 725,000 books in the U.S. Kindle Store – the largest selection of the most popular books that people want to read – including New Releases and 108 of this week’s 111 New York Times Bestsellers.
  • With Kindle Worry-Free Archive, books purchased from the Kindle Store are automatically backed up online in a customer’s Kindle library on Amazon, where they can be re-downloaded wirelessly for free, anytime.
  • Buy Once, Read Everywhere with the Kindle apps and devices. Amazon’s Whispersync technology syncs your place across devices, so you can pick up where you left off.
  • Integrated shopping experience that allows customers to shop without leaving the app.
  • The opportunity to send an email to a friend with a link to the book you’re reading or to any book in your library without leaving the app.
  • Customized reading, choosing from five different font sizes and three background colors.
  • The ability to read in portrait or landscape mode, and to turn pages by tapping on either side of the screen or flicking.
  • The option to try the beginning of a book for free before buying and to receive personalized recommendations on the home screen of your app.

 

Anyone planning on getting the Windows phone?

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Later this year, Amazon will be introducing Lending for Kindle, a new feature that lets you loan your Kindle books to other Kindle device or Kindle app users.  Each book can be lent once for a loan period of 14-days and the lender cannot read the book during the loan period.  Additionally, not all e-books will be lendable – this is solely up to the publisher or rights holder, who determines which titles are enabled for lending.

Will this be a feature you will be using?  What are your thoughts on sharing books?

Do you enjoy puzzle games?  Mine Sweeper is FREE on Kindle!

The objective of Mine Sweeper is to find all of the mines that are hidden on the game grid.  When you uncover a location on the grid, the number of mines adjacent to that location is revealed. The game ends when you have successfully identified all the mines and uncovered all the unoccupied locations – or, when you inadvertently uncover a location that contains a mine. The clock is ticking, so challenge yourself to go faster and faster with each game.

The Kindle version of Mine Sweeper contains 3 different grid sizes for various levels of difficulty and thousands of different puzzles for almost endless variety. If you are new to Mine Sweeper, turning on “Tips” will provide helpful hints to get you started.

Enjoy this freebie!  To get it just click here –>  Mine Sweeper