Amazon announces The Kindle Reader For PC at the launch of Windows 7!
I had the pleasure of being here in New York with Amazon as we announced the Kindle Reader for PC. Brandon over at the windowsteamblog.com has a good overview of the application as well. It’s a free app that brings the Kindle experience to Windows and it is optimized for Windows 7. That means not only do you get access to the Amazon Kindle book store and can synch with your other devices using Whispersynch, but you get Jumplists and Touch integration as well.
With Kindle for PC, readers can take advantage of the following features:
- Purchase, download, and read hundreds of thousands of books available in the Kindle Store
- Access their entire library of previously purchased Kindle books stored on Amazon’s servers for free
- Choose from over 10 different font sizes and adjust words per line
- Add and automatically synchronize bookmarks and last page read
- View notes and highlights marked on Kindle and Kindle DX
- Zoom in and out of text with a pinch of the fingers (Windows 7 users only)
- Turn pages with a finger swipe (available in a future release for Windows 7 users)
The beta will launch in November and the plan is to make the app international. Check out the video: