Amazon Launches Kindle App for webOS TouchPad

Paul Lilly

At long last, Amazon has announced a Kindle app for the webOS platform, one that's specifically geared towards the HP TouchPad and its 9.7-inch screen (lots of info and pictures of this potentially awesome tablet here ).  Just as with other platforms, Kindle for webOS allows customers to "Buy Once, Read Everywhere" when making purchases from Amazon's Kindle Store. And of course there's Whispersync, so you can pick up reading on your TouchPad right where you left off from your smartphone or other Kindle-enabled device.

"When you buy a Kindle book, you can already read it on Kindle and our free 'Buy Once, Read Everyone' 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 Dororthy 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."

According to Amazon, the Kindle Store is now home to over 810,000 books in the U.S., including New Releases and all but 7 of the 110 New York Times Bestsellers. More than 670,000 of those titles cost $9.99 or less.

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