Amazon today announced plans to offer Kindle apps tailored specifically for Android and Windows based tablets. The move is not a huge surprise for two reasons: A number of Android and Windows 7 tablets are expected to be announced at CES 2011 and Amazon already offers similar Kindle apps for PCs, the iPad, the iPhone, the iPod touch, BlackBerry, and Android devices (as part of its “Buy Once, Read Everywhere” strategy). Dorothy Nicholls, Director, Amazon Kindle, said:
“Many people are buying both a Kindle and an LCD tablet computer. We’re very excited to support the upcoming Android and Windows LCD tablet computers with free Kindle apps that we’ll tailor for the particular devices. Our Whispersync technology makes it simple to move back and forth between devices. Read on your Kindle, read on your tablet, read on your phone. We’ll keep track of your last page read, and make it easy.”
A Windows Phone 7 version is also coming.
Amazon did not provide specific timelines as to when these new Kindle apps will be available.