Amazon has announced its latest Kindle app, this time targeted specifically at HP's new TouchPad tablet. As on the iPad, Android and other platforms, the Kindle for webOS TouchPad app will allow for "Buy Once, Read Everywhere" reading and purchase of ebooks from Amazon's webstore.
The webOS app will be one of the first to support Amazon's Collections feature. However, it's worth noting that while the new Kindle app will support HP's 9.7-inch tablet, there's no sign of a version for the smaller HP Pre3 or HP Veer.
Amazon Announces Free “Buy Once, Read Everywhere” Kindle App for webOS TouchPad
Amazon’s free “Buy Once, Read Everywhere” Kindle app that lets users read and sync over 810,000 of the most popular books will be available on the new HP TouchPad
SEATTLE – Feb. 9, 2011 – (NASDAQ: AMZN) – Amazon.com today announced that it will launch a free Kindle app for webOS tailored for the new HP TouchPad. Like all Kindle apps, Kindle for webOS will let customers “Buy Once, Read Everywhere” – on Kindle, Kindle 3G, Kindle DX, iPad, iPod touch, iPhone, PC, Mac, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7, Android-based devices, and this summer, the HP TouchPad. Amazon's Whispersync technology syncs your place across devices, so you can pick up where you left off and never lose your place. For more information about the free Kindle apps, go to www.amazon.com/kindleapps.
“When you buy a Kindle book, you can already read it on Kindle and our free ‘Buy Once, Read Everywhere’ apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, PC, Mac, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7, and Android-based devices, so you never have to worry about what to do with your books if you change devices or platforms,” said Dorothy Nicholls, Director, Amazon Kindle. “We're very excited to add webOS to this list. As with our other Kindle apps, the webOS app will be free and will incorporate our Whispersync technology so you can seamlessly switch between devices and platforms and never be without your reading.”
Kindle for webOS was demonstrated for the first time today at HP’s press conference announcing the new HP TouchPad.
“We’re working with Amazon to bring HP customers the free Kindle app and, along with it, the largest selection of the most popular books,” said Jon Oakes, director, TouchPad Product Marketing, HP. “TouchPad's beautiful, fully featured Kindle app supports the Kindle features users already know and love, and it's one of the first Kindle applications to support the latest Kindle features like Collections.”
With Kindle devices and Kindle apps, customers can choose from over 810,000 books in the U.S. Kindle Store – the largest selection of the most popular books that people want to read—including New Releases and 103 of 110 New York Times Bestsellers. Over 670,000 of the books in the Kindle Store are $9.99 or less, including 73 New York Times Bestsellers. With Kindle Worry-Free Archive, books you purchase from the Kindle Store are automatically backed up online in your Kindle library on Amazon where they can be re-downloaded wirelessly for free, anytime.
Customers can learn more about the free Kindle apps at www.amazon.com/kindleapps.