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Download and read Kindle books – no Kindle required.

For those of you who still actually read (a dying art), I thought you might like to know that Amazon has come out with Kindle e-Book reading software that you can download free.

The software (still in beta) can be installed on PC’s, Macs, iPads and iPhones, and BlackBerrys, with more “coming soon”.

With this program, you can…

“The Best Reading Experience for Your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, or BlackBerry

  • Shop the Kindle Store for over 480,000 Kindle books, including 105 of 112 New York Times® Best Sellers, starting from $9.99. If you are a non-U.S. customer, book pricing and availability may vary.
  • Read thousands of free books, including popular classics such as The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Pride and Prejudice, and Treasure Island.
  • Get free book samples – read the first chapter for free before you decide to buy.
  • Whispersync technology saves and synchronizes your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across your devices.
  • Adjust text size to make reading more comfortable.
  • Download and read Kindle books – no Kindle required.”

The “reader” software is free, the eBooks are not. This can be a good way to take reading material with you when you are on the go.

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April 20, 2010 - Posted by | computers, Portable Computing, software, tech | , , , , , , , ,

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  1. I’ve been using the iPod Touch and PC versions since they came out. I also own a Kindle but can never pry it out of my son’s hands.

    I was thrilled when the BlackBerry version came out but I’m about to unload my BB for an Android device. I hear the Android version will be out soon.

    For what it is worth, I actually read the most on my netbook.

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    Comment by gadzooks64 | April 20, 2010 | Reply

    • gadzooks64,
      I guess I am just a bit Luddite.. I always just stick a paperback in my pocket/briefcase/glovebox, and have never tried this new-fangled “e-Book” style way of reading. But I am aware that it is our future.

      So I found your comment enlightening, and I thank you for it. Kids like the Kindle, eh?
      … ditching your BB for an Android. Bit of that going around, I must say. Only complaints I have heard was around battery life.

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      Comment by techpaul | April 20, 2010 | Reply

  2. Kindle Store, some great prices of books, the part I am interested in, not the reading on line.

    E-books can never replace the character of books, with the comfort and relaxation that curling up with a book can bring to one. I know E-Books are popular with many.

    g.

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    Comment by gaia | April 20, 2010 | Reply

    • gaia,
      I could be reading something into your comment that isn’t correct, but an e-book is not read online, but downloaded from an online “source”, and read on a portable device at your leisure — instead of flipping pages, you scroll.

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      Comment by techpaul | April 20, 2010 | Reply

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