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On this blog we will track down the latest Amazon Kindle news. We will keep you up to date with whats hot in the bestsellers section, including books, ebooks and blogs... and we will also bring you great Kindle3 tips and tricks along with reviews for the latest KindleDX accessories.

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Kindle Applications

iPhone Kindle Application

Kindle for iPhone or iPod touch gives you about all of the features you can get on a regular Kindle or Kindle DX.  You can download any of the books from the Kindle Store, sync to pages and adjust the font.  Kindle for iPhone or iPod touch uses a backlit screen so you can read your book in the dark if you want to.  The home screen allows you to sort your books by recently added, author, or title.

Additional features include the ability to download the book in the background for IOS 4.0 devices, read free and out of copyright books from Project Gutenberg and other similar sources.  For a more comprehensive list of features go check out the Kindle for iPhone page on Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN).

Software requirement: IOS 3.0

To install: Search for Kindle for iPhone in the iTunes App Store on your computer or on your iPhone or iPod touch.  Get the latest version: 2.5.1.

Windows PC Kindle Application

The Windows PC Kindle Application allows you to read your Kindle books on your computer.  It includes full screen color and brightness adjustments, the ability to sync annotations and last page read, and you can search for all books available in the Kindle Store.

Requirements for the Windows PC Kindle Application:

Windows XP Service Pack 2, Vista and 7.

At Least 128 MB of RAM

Screen Resolution of 800 by 600 or greater

500MHz Intel or AMD processor or faster

100MB of disk space

Most PC’s nowadays fill these requirements easily.

To install: Click “Download Now” on the Kindle for PC product page and the installation should begin automatically.  If it doesn’t, Amazon provides you with a page that gives you a link to try installing it again.

Mac Kindle Application

Kindle for MacKindle for the Mac does has most of the same features as Kindle for PC except that the Kindle for the Mac just allows font adjustments.

Requirements for Kindle Mac Application:

A Mac with a 500MHz Intel processor or faster

512 MB of RAM

Leopard or Snow Leopard OS

800 by 600 or greater screen resolution

100MB of Disk Space

To install: You can install directly from the Kindle Mac Application Product Page, or you can install from the Mac App Store.

Blackberry Kindle Application

Kindle for BlackberryThe Blackberry Kindle Application is available for:

Bold 9000 and 9700

Curve 8520 and 8900

Storm 9530 and 9550

Tour 9639

Torch 9800

To install: Sign into your Amazon account and send an email to your Blackberry or download directly from your browser at “amazon.com/kindlebb”.

This is the only app that is available to just U.S. customers.

iPad Kindle Application

The Kindle for iPad Application is the same as the application for the iPhone, but on a larger device.  It also includes Kindle Audio and Video.

Software requirements: iPhone/iPad 3.2 OS software update.

To install: Download Kindle for iPad from the iPad App Store.

Android Kindle Application

Kindle for Android users can share reading progress, read in landscape or portrait mode, zoom in with a double tap and read over 100 magazines and newspapers in addition to the 810,000 books in the Kindle Store.

Software Requirements: Android 1.6 or greater

To install: Search for “kindle” in the Android Market or use your phone’s sensor to capture the Kindle for Android Application barcode on the product page.

Windows Phone 7 Kindle Application

Windows Phone 7The Windows Phone 7 Kindle application has 5 different font sizes and 3 background colors to choose from. You can also email a link to a book you are currently reading or one from your library to a friend.

To install: Download the Windows Phone 7 Kindle application from the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace.

3 comments to Kindle Applications

  • Just read this at gizmodo and wanted to pass it on and thought this was a good place to share since you were showing this apps for Apple products.

    http://gizmodo.com/5748438/did-apple-just-endanger-ipad-ebook-apps

    Sounds to me like Apple does not like the kindle app or any of the others

    “but Apple is apparently now enforcing a rule that it sort of wasn’t. Which sounds like Amazon and others will have to allow you to buy books inside of the app—giving Apple a 30 percent cut of the proceeds in the process. Currently, most ebook apps open Safari to let you purchase books.” (quoted from link above)

  • Al

    I have the Kindle for Mac app on my MacBook and it is unuseable. It seems that since I also have Calibre on there, I have a copy of the book on my computer so I cannot download an archive copy for the Mac even though the copy that is on there is for the Kindle. I am not going to delete my filed copy that resides in Calibre, nor am I going to hook up an external drive so it is not on the Mac. This, to me, makes the Kindle for Mac application totally useless. I have not been able to open any book on my MacBook. Time to remove the app, it is the one that is defective.

  • Al

    I have the Kindle for Mac app on my MacBook and it is unusable. It seems that since I also have Calibre on there, I have a copy of the book on my computer so I cannot download an archive copy for the Mac even though the copy that is on there is for the Kindle. I am not going to delete my filed copy that resides in Calibre, nor am I going to hook up an external drive so it is not on the Mac. This, to me, makes the Kindle for Mac application totally useless. I have not been able to open any book on my MacBook. Time to remove the app, it is the one that is defective.

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