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Amazon Kindle software for the Apple iPhone
Amazon just started shipping the Amazon Kindle 2 to buyers last week. In their February launch event they mentioned that the Kindle software with Whispersync would eventually come to other devices. Well, that time has come MUCH sooner than anyone anticipated and you can now download the software and read Kindle books on your Apple iPhone or iPod touch. Amazon just changed the game when it comes to ebooks and sets the new standard for ebook content.
Signing in to your Kindle account
When you first launch the application you need to sign into your Amazon account. You do not need to own a Kindle to use the software or buy books.
Previously purchased books appear instantly
After signing in, my ebooks already purchased on Amazon appear as Archived Items. You simply go into the Archived Items section and choose the books you want to download to your iPhone.
How else can you get books?
You can buy books from your PC/Mac web browser or your Safari web browser on your iPhone. If you have a Kindle 1 or 2 you can also buy books on the Kindle and sync to your iPhone.
Checking out my library
All the books I purchased on my Kindle appeared as soon as I signed in.
Selecting books to download
Books download quickly onto your device for reading.
About the Kindle reader
You can check out some of the other details and provide feedback to Amazon too.
Reading a book
Tapping on the display brings up the controls for the ebook reading experience.
Changing font sizes
Five different font sizes are supported on the Kindle iPhone application.
Navigating in the book
You can jump to the cover, Table of Contents, beginning, or designated location while reading.
Syncing to last place read
Whispersync works flawlessly with the iPhone and Kindle so you can always be current with your books.
Full screen reading and bookmark icon
See the bookmark made in the upper right corner?
Cover of the book.
Table of Contents
The Table of Contents is hyperlinked so tapping on the screen quickly gets you to where you want to go.
Entering a destination
You can also enter a location using the weird Amazon paging system.
Managing your library
Selecting Edit in the top left corner lets you manage your books.
About the Kindle software
The About page
Amazon store in Safari
You need to use the browser to buy books at this time.
Kindle iPhone gallery 1
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