It’s currently available for that oh-so-smexxy Windows 7, and with the app installed you can read Kindle books, download anything you’ve already purchased from your Kindle leased-titles library, and add and synchonize notes to and from your Kindle app on iPhone and iTouch.
The new upgrade to Kindle for iPhone or Blackberry adds that notetaking and annotation functionality to the phone, so now whatever you’re reading is accessible with your notes and bookmarks on the Kindle, your iPhone or iTouch, or your Blackberry, and now on your PC.
When I asked the PR person who sent me the alert about the Kindle for PC application, I replied and asked, without whining, “What about Mac?”
And holy crap on a Kindle-shaped cracker, Amazon’s director of communication sent me the details: “Yup. Kindle app for Mac is on the way in the coming months.”
Ok, so here’s the TMI portion of our blog entry. It’s below the fold. (Snort).
I’m not kidding that this is TMI. Really.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Here’s why I really like the Kindle App syncing between the Kindle device and the iPhone. If I read a book on the Kindle on my way to work, no big deal. But I can’t carry the Kindle into the ladies room with me. Or if I run out to the bank and wait in line. Yeah. That’s a good example. Or, um… I don’t have my purse with me but I do have my wallet and my phone. Yeah, that’s better.
Oh, hell, I’ll be honest. It’s a great feature. My books keep up with me. Love that. I can keep reading the book I’m immersed in while I drive to work, and then later, while I take a much needed break and go hide in the lounge or something with my phone, then when I pick up the Kindle it knows where I left off. I hardly ever read two books at once. My brain keeps mixing the characters so when I write the review Devil Cynster is trying to get in the pants of Minerva Dobbs. And, really, no one wants that.
So having three potential devices keep my place while I read, allowing my book to be accessible wherever I left off, with whatever notes I made, on whatever computer I’m on? That’s pretty nifty.
I would (ahem) like to outright OWN the books I buy, but we’ll quibble about that later. I have to excuse myself now. Be right back.