Amazon has launched a new Kindle app for mobile phones using Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 operating system and also announced plans to offer apps for Windows and Android-powered tablets.
According to the online retailer, the Kindle app is the first ebook offering for Windows Phone 7 and boasts a number of new features including personalised recommendations and the ability to send book recommendations to a friend without leaving the app.
“With Kindle books you never have to worry about what to do if you change devices or platforms. Our free ‘Buy Once, Read Everywhere’ apps make it easy for you to read your books on any device you choose – your Kindle, Kindle 3G, Kindle DX, iPad, iPhone, PC, Mac, BlackBerry, Android-based device, and now your Windows Phone 7-based device,” said Dorothy Nicholls, Director, Amazon Kindle.
“We think customers are going to love our new Kindle app on the unique interface of Windows Phone 7 and the convenience of our Whispersync technology, which saves and synchronizes your bookmarks, notes and highlights between all of your devices.”
The company recently added ebook lending to its service for US users, the feature is likely to be rolled-out to other countries in the coming months.
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