Kindle on the iPhone

As predicted on this very blog last month Amazon have released a kindle app for the iPhone.

Read Kindle books on your iPhone or iPod touch

  • No Kindle required
  • Get the best reading experience available on your iPhone or iPod touch
  • Access your Kindle books even if you don’t have your Kindle with you
  • Automatically synchronizes your last page read between devices with Amazon Whispersync
  • Adjust the text size, add bookmarks, and view the annotations you created on your Kindle

The kindle store promises more than 240,000 ebooks, with prices around $9.99.
This is definitely a move that is going to change the way we read books and will possibly position Amazon as the most important bookshop on the planet.

There is one problem however, it’s only available in the USA, which means that those residing outside of the US will continue to pay higher charges for their ebooks.  Hopefully though, this will prove to be an incentive to those existing retailers and they reduce their prices in anticpation of a local Amazon launch.