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Verizon is now putting Kindle on their Android Smartphone

kindle-androidEven though the App is freely available from Amazon, Verizon has announced today that it will include Amazon’s Kindle Reading Software on the Motorola Droid 2, Droid x, and the Samsung Fascinate. There is no doubt that these devices are some of the best suited by Verizon to let the user enjoy their Smartphone reading experience, and now they will have it readily available when they fire up their Android Device for the first time.

Sorry Verizon, Amazon is still pimping T-Mobile on their App page for Kindle

Kindle for Android Comes Ready to Go on DROID™ 2 by Motorola, DROID X by Motorola and the Samsung Fascinate™

Verizon Wireless and (Nasdaq: AMZN) today announced that the Kindle reading experience is now easily found on many Android devices running on the nation’s most reliable wireless network and will be available on more devices in the future.

Kindle for Android lets customers discover and read more than 700,000 books in the Kindle Store and is easy to find on the application screen of the new Samsung Fascinate™ – which boasts a brilliant 4-inch Super AMOLED touch screen display – as well as on DROID™ 2 by Motorola and DROID X by Motorola

Kindle for Android allows customers to browse, download and start reading their favorite books directly from their Android phone.  Features of the Kindle app include: 

  • Buy Once, Read Everywhere – Amazon’s Whispersync technology syncs your bookmark across devices, so you can pick up where you left off.
  • With Kindle Worry-Free Archive, books purchased from the Kindle Store are automatically backed up online, where they can be re-downloaded at any time. 
  • The largest selection of books people want to read.  The U.S. Kindle Store now has more than 700,000 books, including New Releases and 107 of 111 New York Times Bestsellers. Over 575,000 of these books are $9.99 or less, including 80 New York Times Bestsellers.

"We’re very excited to bring Kindle for Android directly to Verizon Wireless customers," said Jennifer Byrne, executive director, business development and partnerships for Verizon Wireless.  "Our smartphones come with great screens that make buying and reading books simple and easy, and Amazon’s commitment to reading and offering a seamless customer experience is directly in line with what our customers want."

"Customers are already telling us they love Kindle for Android, and we think they are going to be excited to get their Verizon Wireless phones and other devices preloaded with the Kindle app," said Dave Limp, vice president, Kindle.  "We are thrilled to be working with such an innovative company as Verizon Wireless and are excited to have Kindle for Android on these three phones and on other devices down the road."

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