Desktops and Notebooks: Amazon's Kindle Cloud Reader Offers Apple Challenge, HTML5 Reading
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.
With Kindle Cloud Reader, users can access their content offline via the browser.
Kindle Cloud Reader also offers a holistic view of the user's entire Kindle library, along with instant access to nearly a million books.
Kindle Cloud Reader syncs with the Kindle e-reader and devices running the Kindle application.
Kindle Store Access
The Kindle Store is embedded, via one-button access, into the Cloud Reader.
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."
With Kindle Cloud Reader, Amazon continues its tradition of allowing bookmarks and other user-created data.
The Kindle Cloud Reader also represents an expansion of the retailer's consumer-cloud presence.
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.??Ã