Amazon.com, Inc. today announced that Kindle for Android, the free application that lets readers enjoy Kindle books on their Android phones, is coming this summer.
Kindle for Android enables customers to discover and read from over 540,000 books in the Kindle Store, including New York Times Bestsellers and New Releases from $9.99. Like all Kindle apps, Kindle for Android will include Amazon's Whispersync technology, which saves and synchronizes a customer's bookmarks across their Kindle, Kindle DX, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, PC, Mac, BlackBerry and, soon, Androide.
Kindle app will offer:
* Search more than 540,000 books, including 96 of 110 New York Times Bestsellers, plus tens of thousands of popular classics for free directly from their Android device.
* Browse by genre or author, and take advantage of all the features that customers enjoy in the Kindle Store, including Amazon.com customer reviews, personalized recommendations and editorial reviews
* Access their library of previously purchased Kindle books storedon Amazon's servers for free
* Synchronize last page read between their Kindle, Kindle DX, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, PC, Mac, BlackBerry and, soon, Android
* Choose from five different font sizes
* Read the beginning of books for free before they decide to buy
* Read in portrait or landscape mode, tap on either side of the screen or flick to turn pages
Users can see a sneak peak and sign up to receive an e-mail when Kindle for Android is available at http://www.amazon.com/kindleforandroid.