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Kindle Store Seamlessly Integrates with “Kindle for iPhone”

Mon, 05/11/2009 - 8:47am
Edited www.wirelessdesignmag.com staff

SEATTLE,(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Amazon.com, Inc. has launched a Kindle Store optimized for the Safari Web browser on iPhone. Now when users of the a Kindle for iPhone app click on "Get Books," the new Kindle Store tailored for the size and shape of the iPhone and iPod touch screens automatically opens in Safari. This optimized Kindle store offers iPhone and iPod touch app users quick and easy access to the Kindle Store's 280,000 books, including 106 of 112 New York Times Best Sellers and most New Releases that are available for $9.99 or less.

iPhone users can shop Kindle's massive selection of books on the iPhone and iPod touch using Apple's Multi-Touch user interface. Amazon's Whispersync technology saves and synchronizes Kindle customers' bookmarks across Kindle, iPhone and iPod touch, so you always have your reading with you and never lose your place. Kindle customers can read a few pages on their iPhone or iPod touch and pick up right where they left off on their Kindle.

"The response to Kindle for iPhone has been tremendous. Customers love the convenience of accessing their Kindle books whenever and wherever they want, plus the convenience of not having to remember or locate their last page read because Whispersync does that for them," said Ian Freed, vice president, Amazon Kindle. "The most common feedback we heard from customers was that they wanted a better experience for purchasing new Kindle books from their iPhones. We've been working hard to respond to that feedback with a new web site optimized for Safari on iPhone and we're excited to do that today."

With the new Kindle for iPhone and iPod touch application, customers can shop for hundreds of thousands of books directly from the Kindle Store using Safari; purchase directly from their Kindle, or online at http://www.amazon.com/kindlestore; access their entire library of previously purchased Kindle books stored on Amazon's servers; adjust the text size of books; add bookmarks and view notes and highlights.

Kindle for iPhone and iPod touch is available for free from Apple's App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/.

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