We last caught a sight of Windows Phone 7 when Twitter introduced its enticing twitter app for the device. Keeping up with the demand, Amazon is anticipated to roll out its Kindle app later this year, claiming to be the first major eBook application for the coveted phone. The app will allure users with new features like personalized book recommendations on the app homescreen and the freedom to send a book suggestion to a friend from any book in the library.
Handset owners can smile since the app enables them to buy once, read everywhere-on Kindle, Kindle 3G, Kindle DX, iPhone, Mac, PC, BlackBerry, Android-based devices and on Windows Phone 7-based devices in the next few months.
“When you buy a Kindle book, we make it easy for you to get your books on all of the devices you want to read on your iPhone, iPad, Android-based device, PC, Mac, BlackBerry, and of course your Kindle, Kindle 3G and Kindle DX,” commented Dorothy Nicholls, Director, Amazon Kindle. “Kindle for Windows Phone 7 extends our vision of ‘Buy Once, Read Everywhere.’ The app is optimized for the unique user interface of Windows Phone 7, and will include our Whispersync technology, so you always have your library with you and never lose your place in a book as you switch between devices.”
Users can effortlessly access more than 7,25,000 books available in the U.S. Kindle Store. Books purchased from the Kindle Store will be intuitively backed up online in a user’s Kindle library and individuals can re-download them for free wirelessly using the handy Kindle Worry-Free Archive feature. Amazon’s enthralling Whispersync technology accurately syncs user’s place across devices.
“We are pleased to be working with Amazon to launch Kindle for Windows Phone 7,” remarked Achim Berg, Corporate Vice President of the Mobile Communications Business at Microsoft. “We designed Windows Phone 7 to bring together a host of services and content from Microsoft and third parties in a way that seamlessly integrates the things you care about most, from movies to shopping and reading, and Amazon is key to delivering that experience to customers.”
The incorporated shopping experience helps owners shop without leaving the app. Users can also enjoy customized reading and choose from five distinct font sizes and three attractive background shades. Besides, individuals can read in landscape or portrait orientation while quickly change pages by tapping on either side of the screen. Users can read the beginning of a specific book for free before purchasing it.
Recently, Microsoft demonstrated the exciting Kindle for Windows Phone 7 app which is expected to be released later this year.