I love to read but I don’t think I can justify getting a standalone device just for eBooks. I still have dozens of books for Microsoft Reader or in PDF on my WM device. Besides I’ve always loved the idea of convergence so getting a Kindle is not high on my priorities. Enter the Amazon Kindle App for iPhone.
The Amazon Kindle costs USD 279 sans SHiT (Shipping, Handling including Taxes) well they have an iPhone App so I think I can forgo getting the hardware.
The app itself is pretty simple.
You have font size options (always appreciated)
and the ability to lock reading mode in landscape or portrait. Also options to change the font color.
The App also syncs up your last read page to Amazon’s WhisperNet cloud using WhisperSync which is ideal if you have the Kindle hardware. So I guess if Oprah is able to jedi mindtrick me into buying the reader then my books will be synced up and ready for reading.
What’s missing of course is text-to-speech function but seriously who wants a robot reading your books for you when you can get REAL/performed audiobooks from Audible.com (I think they are owned by Amazon too??)
iTunes US Account needed to get the app. No OTA (over the air) purchase of ebooks, you have to buy them from your computer. But they are delivered to your iPhone/iPod Touch OTA.
It’s free and that’s unbeatable.
Works with iPhone and iPod Touch
Books are cheap
No OTA purchase for the Philippines