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Old 03-04-2009, 01:14 AM   #1
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Kindle app for iPhone and iPod Touch in iTunes Store

Kindle for iPhone and iPod touch Now in the iTunes App Store

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The app is FREE from the iTunes App Store, but it looks like books need to be purchased from Amazon directly for $9.99, from PC or Mac and transferred over, or directly via Mobile Safari (?!).
Related: Apple entrance into e-book market rumors
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:37 AM   #2
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:43 AM   #3
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wow! I already have an ebook reader, and access to all the Amazon's content for $9.99 and I have been carrying it around for almost two years. The iPhone. This changes everything. . . Greatest move Amazon has ever made :-)
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:53 AM   #4
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Ars Technica posted an article at the beginning of February with John Siracusa's prediction that Kindle would lose out to the iPhone in the same way that Rocketbook lost out to the Palm.
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With very few exceptions, all the unfavorable comparisons of bitmapped displays to print on paper are technically accurate. I'm here to tell you that they don't matter.
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:55 AM   #5
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Old 03-04-2009, 02:03 AM   #6
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interesting!

This is a very interesting and awesome development! I can't wait to see how it is going to work out.

With Apples move to release MP3's without DRM, one can hope that Ebooks will follow? Hopefully sooner rather than later?

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Old 03-04-2009, 02:12 AM   #7
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Old 03-04-2009, 02:48 AM   #8
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It works great. Took only seconds to locate all my Kindle books at Amazon and downloads those you want to read in seconds. Will also synchronize where you are on both devices. I love it!
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Doesn't seem to work with the periodicals though. This is a disapointment. That's really what I wanted to see here. Don't plan on reading books on the iPhone still, but would love to read magazines and newspapers.
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Hmm, not getting hot or cold from this one. I still don't see what is so special about that Apple phone or Apple Mp3 player that they should be given a special treatment.
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Old 03-04-2009, 05:28 AM   #11
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The big question. Can we now download kindle books if we don't own a Kindle and convert the file to Sony reader format? Do non-Americans now have access?
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Old 03-04-2009, 05:33 AM   #12
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The big question. Can we now download kindle books if we don't own a Kindle and convert the file to Sony reader format? Do non-Americans now have access?
No. US only, and you have to have a Kindle.
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Old 03-04-2009, 05:42 AM   #13
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Here is a review. http://www.treotoday.net/2009/03/04/kindle-iphone/

I am not sure about having to own a Kindle, Harry. Where did you find that? That would be a bummer, really. If that is true, they should offer a mobi reader for Iphone, as it would be the same software, essentially.

Here the reviewer even expressly states that it is possible to get books on Amazon without a Kindle

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Old 03-04-2009, 05:58 AM   #14
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Here is a review. http://www.treotoday.net/2009/03/04/kindle-iphone/

I am not sure about having to own a Kindle, Harry. Where did you find that? That would be a bummer, really. If that is true, they should offer a mobi reader for Iphone, as it would be the same software, essentially.

Here the reviewer even expressly states that it is possible to get books on Amazon without a Kindle
I deduced it from the fact that the original article talked about "downloading your books from the Kindle store". You cannot buy books from the Kindle store unless you own a Kindle - hence my assumption. I will be very happy to be proved wrong, though!
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I wrote the review on Treo Today. I can confirm you don't need a Kindle. Here are a couple of things that I didn't mention :

1. You don't need to be in the US, just have a US iTunes account.
2. You don't need to have a US Amazon account.
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