Amazon Kindle for PC Details

Ebook Reader - Amazon Kindle for PC

The Amazon Kindle has been a runaway success, thank you Oprah say Amazon !

Amazon's share price rocketed 14% after trading yesterday when it reported $199 million net profit. They said the Kindle ebook reader was now its "number one best-selling item both in unit sales and dollars" - it has also just launched the Kindle Ebook Reader in the UK and is making a free application available for PCs.

Microsoft has no plans to develop its own device so Amazon are onto another winner.

Some facts about the Amazon Kindle for PC .

  • The application will be a free download
  • It will launch in November
  • Kindle for PC is for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP
  • Windows 7 version will have extra features, such as finger swipes etc..
  • All the Kindle books will be available - that's 360,000 titles
  • You'll be able to transfer previous purchases without paying again.
  • You won't lose your place if you switch from PC to Kindle or iPhone.
  • Kindle notes or highlights will be synchronized.
  • Kindle for PC will let you choose font size and select the number of words to appear on each line
  • Best-sellers will cost $9.99 to download - nice profit margin ! So buy shares in Amazon !

For an alternative to the Amazon Kindle Ebook Reader see Plastic Logic Que Ebook Reader or Sony Digital Reader Touch Edition

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Plastic Logic QUE Ebook Reader

Ebook Reader - Plastic Logic To Launch the QUE Ebook Reader

Plastic Logic Que Ebook ReaderAs Amazon announces a cut-down but more expensive version of the Kindle for the UK (we like paying more for things in the UK), Plastic Logic has today revealed that it will be unveiling the QUE in January 2010, at CES, which they describe as the first proReader for business professionals.

I thought Kindle was a pretty dumb name for a gadget, well IMHO Plastic Logic have gone one step further with the Que, in the UK at least. Que ? Has entered the language of just around everyone in the UK ever since Manuel in Fawlty Towers for whom que ? was the sign of his total lack of comprehension of anything that was happening. So an odd choice of name.

Apart from that, Plastic Logic says it is expanding the eReader category, from consumer leisure devices to lighten the load of the modern businessperson.

In addition to everything the Kindle does the QUE will also support the document formats business users need (PDF, Word, PowerPoint, Excel etc.).

“QUE enhances business performance and gives you a competitive edge. More than an eReader, QUE means business.”

The QUE will be ultra thin, lightweight and wireless-enabled, and measure 8.5 x 11 inch, and be less than a 1/3 inch thick.

It will have the largest screen in the industry and an intuitive touch screen user interface.

It will also feature a shatterproof plastic display which along with E Ink Vizplex® technology will provide an "outstanding reading experience". The battery can also last days, instead of hours.

The QUE will provide wireless downloads via Wi-Fi and AT&T’s 3G network.

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See also : Onyx Ebook Reader