• Kindle, meet iPhone.

    Amazon.com's Kindle is recently released in its 2.0 iteration, and with it comes a whole new competitor - the iPhone. Except... its not competition at all. Amazon has actually released a free app in the AppStore to allow iPhone users to read purchased Kindle-compatible books on their iPhones.

    The Kindle Store currently has more than 240,000 titles and are adding more every day. The Kindle Store offers 104 of 112 books currently found on the New York Times® Best Seller list. New York Times Best Sellers and most new releases are $9.99, and you'll find many books for less.
    While the app allows you to read Kindle books (and smartly syncs with your Kindle reading - if you left off at page 143 on your Kindle, that's where you'd be on your iPhone as well), it does NOT let you purchase Kindle books FROM the iPhone. You can however purchase them on Amazon.com and send them to your iPhone wirelessly... but no browsing and purchasing books from within the app - that'd be sweet.

    $359 is a bit steep for the Kindle still, so perhaps Amazon can net some extra revenue this way by simply selling books to iPhone users. Either way its a useful app!

    Kindle (AppStore Link - free) via Reuters
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