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March 4, 2009

Kindle for iPhone and iPod touch — The wonder is not that it's not as readable, but that it's readable at all

Yuouiyh

To paraphrase Dr. Johnson.

Long story short: I read this morning in USA Today about Kindle's new free iPhone/iPod touch app, so I figured I'd check out whether it was TechnoDolt™-friendly.

Short answer: Yes.

I went to the App Store and downloaded the Kindle Reader app, then went to Amazon's Kindle Store.

I noodled around a bit, then decided to buy Zoë Heller's "Notes on a Scandal" to try the reader out on my iPod touch.

But wait — it got better.

When it came time to pay ($9.99) for the book I was offered, on the same screen, the option of reading a free sample before buying.

I love that, that Amazon would defer a chance to take my money in favor of letting me decide if the experience would be worth it or not.

That's why they're succeeding where others around them fail.

But I digress.

I opted for the free sample and it downloaded right into my Kindle App, for whenever I decide to read it.

Sweet.

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Nicole Lee's cnet.com story has more details about the new App and how it compares to using the new Kindle.

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I've already picked up a few books for this today, and it seems pretty cool. I'm going to test this out while heading overseas this weekend to see how bad a headache I have once I get there!

Posted by: clifyt | Mar 4, 2009 5:57:22 PM

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