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Kindle comes to Windows Phone 7

Online retail giant Amazon has announced its eBook reading Kindle application will be available for the Microsoft Windows Phone 7 operating system, along with any subsequent handsets running that platform.

The Windows Phone 7 app now joins the Android, BlackBerry, iPhone and iPad versions as a way of reading Amazon eBooks from a mobile device - where this is also the first time the Kindle app has ever been ported across to a Windows Mobile platform.

A book can be downloaded to any one of the mobile platforms capable of running the app, where the eBooks can then be read from any of the applications - which also includes a PC version too.

Windows Phone 7 Kindle will have for the first time in any of the series personalised book recommendations, along with the ability to send book suggestions from the phone's library to any friends.

There are over 450,000 eBooks available from the UK Amazon store, with the USA equivalent carrying 725,000 books available to stateside users of the Kindle application with the ability to read the first chapter for free.

Kindle for Windows Phone 7 will be downloadable later on in the year, where we suspect on One Mobile Ring this will be around November 8th - the day Windows Phone 7 handsets are released in America.

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Rob Kerr
Rob Kerr

Rob has worked in the affiliate industry for many years with large publishers, and previously worked as a journalist on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, ITProPortal, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show.