Kindle unbound: Amazon announces PC e-reader software

Books, PC, Technology

Amazon Kindle for PC Windows 7Amazon announced today that it will release a free software application for Windows PCs that will read the same e-books as its $259 Kindle device.

The application, which was announced the same day Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system debuted at the company’s first retail store in Scottsdale, will be available in November, the Los Angeles Times reports.

According to Amazon, users will be able to share their library of Kindle books and notes between the PC application and the e-reader device using Whispersync technology introduced in the second-generation Kindle. This means that the software will automatically synchronize the last page read on the Kindle to your PC, and vice versa.

Here are the system requirements:

  • A PC with a 500MHz Intel or AMD processor or faster
  • At least 128MB of RAM
  • Screen resolution of 800×600 or greater
  • Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later, or Windows Vista or Windows 7
  • 100MB of available disk space

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