Amazon Kindle app coming preloaded on Samsung Vibrant... Android Market too?

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  1. wuyanks

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    Update (4:07PM EST): Amazon Kindle for Android has just been released on the Android Market! And better yet, it's free! (thanks tcrews)

    Amidst the Samsung wildness that ensued last night, we overlooked a substantial tidbit in the T-Mobile Vibrant's Press Release. Apparently, the Amazon Kindle app, that has been in the works for awhile now, will be preloaded on the Samsung Vibrant. We have no idea when or if the Kindle app will hit the Android Market, but I'm sure this is pleasant news for any Kindle users out there looking to sync their e-book collections!

    We are also unsure whether or not the Kindle app will be pre-loaded on all Samsung Galaxy Series phones, or just the Vibrant, at this time. However, I'm sure a savvy developer will be able to rip the app if the need arises.

    So there you have it. The Amazon Kindle app will be debuting along with the Samsung Vibrant on July 21st.

    From T-Mobile's Samsung Vibrant Press Release:

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    Thanks to Shadez for the tip!
     
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    tcrews Premium Member Premium Member Developer

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    Looks like the app is available in the Market now.....I just downloaded it.

    Kindle for Android
     
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    tcrews Premium Member Premium Member Developer

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    Link doesn't work.....something with the forum changing the link...


    without the www..... amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=165849822
     
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    wuyanks DF News Team Premium Member

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    nice find! it must've just been released!

    <50 downloads
     
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    Just wanted to say, that out of all the major android and tech forums, I saw this info posted here on droid forums first. Seemed funny that after it was posted here, I started getting tweets within minutes from other forums and then it started showing up on their websites...wtg us :D
     
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    I was hoping something like this would be available, thanks for the info I just downloaded it!
     
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    Well I downloaded it but when I go to the Kindle store it shows a 404 message.
     
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    tcrews Premium Member Premium Member Developer

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    Did you log in with your Amazon.com account?

    Worked just fine for me.
     
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    Love this app. Very cool, works great. Been waiting for this for awhile now.
     
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    Ok so I guess you just go to the actual website and download whatever I just downloaded a free Star Wars book.
     
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    Got it - pretty cool although not as readable as I expected.
     
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    I got the star wars book too. Did not want to spend any money on a book till I tried it out. Ill read the book tonight and see how I like it...but it looks cool to me.
     
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    Looks like a nice app. If you want to try it out with some free books first, there are a large number of "classics" available in the Kindle Store under "Kindle popular classics."

    Once you have openned a book, you can use Menu > View Options to set the font size and background color (white, sepia or black), which should make it readable under most conditions.

    Enjoy! dancedroid
     
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    Overtime by Charles Stross is free and very good.

    Is there a way to sort for free stuff?
     
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    You're right -- there are a lot of books to go through! They break them down by genre (see example below). Also there were a couple of "Listmania" suggestions for the free or low-cost books.

    <LI style="MARGIN-LEFT: -18px">‹ Kindle Store <LI style="MARGIN-LEFT: -10px">‹ Kindle Popular Classics <LI style="MARGIN-LEFT: -2px">‹ Kindle Books <LI style="MARGIN-LEFT: 24px">Fiction <LI style="MARGIN-LEFT: 22px">Action & Adventure (1) <LI style="MARGIN-LEFT: 22px">Children's Fiction (263) <LI style="MARGIN-LEFT: 22px">Contemporary Fiction (884) <LI style="MARGIN-LEFT: 22px">Drama (2,208) <LI style="MARGIN-LEFT: 22px">Fiction Classics (24) <LI style="MARGIN-LEFT: 22px">Genre Fiction (98) <LI style="MARGIN-LEFT: 22px">Poetry (135) <LI style="MARGIN-LEFT: 22px">Science Fiction (84) <LI style="MARGIN-LEFT: 22px">World Literature (1,185)
     
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