Desktops and Notebooks: Amazon's Kindle Cloud Reader Offers Apple Challenge, HTML5 Reading

 
 
By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2011-08-10
 
 
 

Kindle Cloud Reader

Amazon's Kindle Cloud Reader lets users read Kindle e-books via their Web browsers without the need to download and install an application.

Kindle Cloud Reader

Offline Reading

With Kindle Cloud Reader, users can access their content offline via the browser.

Offline Reading

Cloud Page

Kindle Cloud Reader also offers a holistic view of the user's entire Kindle library, along with instant access to nearly a million books.

Cloud Page

Syncing

Kindle Cloud Reader syncs with the Kindle e-reader and devices running the Kindle application.

Syncing

Kindle Store Access

The Kindle Store is embedded, via one-button access, into the Cloud Reader.

Kindle Store Access

Support

Amazon is launching the Kindle Cloud Reader Aug. 10 for Safari on iPad, Safari on desktop and Chrome. The online retailer plans on expanding the platform to Internet Explorer, Firefox, the BlackBerry PlayBook's browser and other mobile browsers "in coming months."

Support

Bookmarking

With Kindle Cloud Reader, Amazon continues its tradition of allowing bookmarks and other user-created data.

Bookmarking

Cloud Extension

The Kindle Cloud Reader also represents an expansion of the retailer's consumer-cloud presence.

Cloud Extension

Other Offerings

Kindle Cloud Reader joins the Amazon Cloud Drive and Amazon Cloud Player, which allow users to store and play their voluminous music libraries via the cloud.??í

Other Offerings

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