Amazon has announced plans to develop a Kindle eBook app for Windows Phone 7. That’s hardly surprising, since Amazon currently offers several physical Kindle devices,PC and Mac apps, and software for the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, BlackBerry, and Android. Still, it’s nice to see that the company doesn’t plan to give up on the whole cross-platform thing anytime soon.
The Windows Phone 7 app will allow users to read books and synchronize their settings with other Kindle devices. That lets you download the same book on multiple devices and remember the last page read so you can start reading on your phone and finish reading on your iPad, for instance.
The app will also let users shop for eBooks without leaving the app — which is more than I can say for the Kindle apps on some other mobile platforms, which dump you out to the web browser when you want to browse for or purchase books. Kindle for Windows Phone 7 supports landscape and portrait mode, multiple font sizes and background colors, and personalized recommendations on your home screen.
The app is due out later this year.
I would ask if this is backwards compatible with the old Windows Mobile, but I think I can guess the answer to that.
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