Amazon Kindle When You Don’t Own a Kindle
You don’t need to shell out the $250+ for a Kindle – use your iPhone, netbook or PC!
For Christmas my lovely bride got me an iPod Touch. Now I am usually not a gadget guy, but this is one of the things I had really wanted since I got her an iTouch for last year’s Christmas. After doing the normal setup I started looking around the AppStore. One of the apps that stuck out to me was Kindle for iPhone.
Now when Amazon first introduced the Kindle, my first impression was that I probably wouldn’t like it. For some reason I figured that I would prefer to feel a real paper book in my hand. After installing and using Kindle for iPhone I can say that preference no longer exists.
I love being able to just pull out my iPod and continue reading a book right where I left off wherever I am at!
So I figured that if there was an iPhone version of Kindle, then there was probably a PC version as well. Minutes after installing Kindle for PC I had the same book synchronized to my netbook. This experience was great for reading while holding our newborn baby – no hands necessary. I was fortunate enough to received one of the PDC netbooks (thanks Microsoft and Infragistics for letting me keep it!) so I could use the touch screen features to simply reach up and turn to the next page.
Finally I installed Kindle for PC on my work laptop so I could also have the same books available should I have some time and want to read on a large monitor form factor.
So if you want most of the benefits of a Kindle reader and don’t want to empty your pockets for the Kindle device you now have the next best thing!