The Kindle for Android app finds a home at Verizon

The Kindle for Android app finds a home at Verizon
Verizon has issued a press release today announcing that while the Kindle for Android application is now available in the Android Market, it will come pre-loaded on a variety of Big Red's Android phones in the future. Currently, the software comes installed with the Motorola DROID 2, the Motorola DROID X and the Samsung Fascinate.

Some of the features include the ability for the app to remember where you left off reading across all platforms, which allows you to pick up your story from the exact spot where you stopped. Any book you buy for the Kindle is backed-up online, so if you need to download a story again, it is there for you.

Speaking of purchasing reading material, with the Kindle for Android app you have access to the greater than 700,000 books in the U.S. Kindle Store including new releases and 107 out of the top 111 New York Times Bestsellers. And when it comes to price, 575,000 items including 80 New York Times Best Sellers have a price tag of $9.99 or less.

Both Verizon and Amazon executives are gushing over the partnership. Jennifer Byrne, executive director, business development and partnerships for Verizon Wireless says, "We’re very excited to bring Kindle for Android directly to Verizon Wireless customers. Our smartphones come with great screens that make buying and reading books simple and easy, and Amazon’s commitment to reading and offering a seamless customer experience is directly in line with what our customers want." David Limp, VP at Amazon says, "We are thrilled to be working with such an innovative company as Verizon Wireless and are excited to have Kindle for Android on these three phones and on other devices down the road."

The app can be found in the Android Market by searching for Kindle, and is a free download. For more information on the mobile Kindle reader, just click this link. Android 1.6 or higher is required.

source: Verizon Wireless

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