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Old 10-22-2009, 11:39 AM   #1
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Kindle Reader for Windows just announced

I just got the email from Amazon PR.
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Kindle for PC features Amazon’s Whispersync technology that automatically saves and synchronizes bookmarks and last page read across devices. Whether you read Kindle books on a Kindle, Kindle DX, or one of the free Kindle applications, you can always have your reading with you and never lose your place. With Kindle for PC, you can read some on your PC, read some on your Kindle, and always pick up right where you left off. Whispersync helped make the Kindle for iPhone application the most popular books app in the Apple App Store.

"Kindle for PC is the perfect companion application for folks who own a Kindle or Kindle DX," said Ian Freed, Vice President, Amazon Kindle. "Kindle for PC is also a great way for people around the world to read the most popular books of today even if they don’t yet have a Kindle."
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It hasn't been released yet, but you can check on the status of the software here:
http://www.amazon.com/KindleforPC.
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:45 AM   #2
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"Kindle for PC is also a great way for people around the world to read the most popular books of today even if they don’t yet have a Kindle."
Cool

Finally, amazon realize not opening to non kindle user was not such a good idea ?
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:46 AM   #3
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Mobipocket stops accepting new publishers;
the Kindle goes international;
and now there is finally a Kindle Reader on my PC.

I guess Amazon really is going to kill off Mobipocet.
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:47 AM   #4
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It is nice to see Amazon, the supposed leader of the pack, catching up with the functionality of other eReaders.
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:48 AM   #5
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Nice idea, but I'd much rather have Kindle for Mac. At least then I could more easily read at work during the slow times.
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:48 AM   #6
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If this means we can buy books at Amazon's price level and then strip the DRM, I'm all for it.. who knows, it might even bring the price down in some other stores.
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:49 AM   #7
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I wonder if it'll work on Windows Mobile?
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I just got the email from Amazon PR.
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http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix....297&highlight=
It hasn't been released yet, but you can check on the status of the software here:
http://www.amazon.com/KindleforPC.
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:55 AM   #8
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Very cool. It looks like the app is going to support multi-touch on Windows 7: http://gizmodo.com/5387663/amazon-mu...-for-windows-7

I hope the Mac app isn't far behind - I doubt a lot of people own multi-touch Windows devices.
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:01 PM   #9
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I wonder what the Window's Kindle PID will be. If it is the same as the Windows MobiPocket PID, or is otherwise discoverable, this will provide a way for almost everyone to get access to the Kindle Store's AZW ebooks, strip the DRM (if any, a small but significant percentage of AZWs don't have DRM), and read the resulting DRM-free MOBIs on any device. Note that stripping DRM from ebooks you bought for personal non-commercial use isn't legal everywhere, see a recent post by Xenophon on the murky situation in the US.
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:36 PM   #10
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Do Kindle books bought to read using the iPhone app have a different PID linked to them than books bought from the Kindle on the same Amazon account? I'm just wondering if the software apps have PIDs associated with the hardware they're running on, and not the kindles on the Amazon account. Has anyone "liberated" a Kindle book bought using an iPhone, and if so, what PID was needed?
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:38 PM   #11
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:42 PM   #12
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If this means we can buy books at Amazon's price level and then strip the DRM, I'm all for it.. who knows, it might even bring the price down in some other stores.
Looks like you're right on this!

What a marketing ploy by Bezos!
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:45 PM   #13
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Nice idea, but I'd much rather have Kindle for Mac. At least then I could more easily read at work during the slow times.
Agreed.
Well actually, I'd prefer to get the kindle iPhone app as a non-US-customer.

Been keeping watch on the iTS, but so far it hasn't shown up here in Hinterland Austria.
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Wow! This is great news!!
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Old 10-22-2009, 12:47 PM   #15
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Cool, may use this on my netbook.

Looks like they're opening the Kindle Store to the masses!

Probably in response to the B&N thing I'll bet.
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