Amazon makes Kindle eBooks available to competitors (iPhone??).

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  1. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

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    Wasn't there an article on engadget today about the G1 teaming up with amazon.

    EDIT: No, it was a tease ...
     
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    This is super exciting.... I'm curious to see what exactly they offer, but if, like their music offerings, they make it so that they work pretty well with iTunes and the iPhone, and they come up with a decent app for the iPhone, this could be really amazing.

    Aside... Steve Jobs comment is ridiculous. Completely aside from successful sales of books in all categories, just the single example of Stephanie Meyer and Twilight (not to mention J.K. Rowling) would seriously argue against the idea that reading is not a "popular" activity anymore.... :rolleyes:
     
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    According to the sales figures, there were at least 750,000 people who thought enough of reading that they shelled out the cash for an expensive and hard to find Kindle in 2008, so that's proof enough of a market for me!
     
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    Kindle is going to do for books what Apple did for Music....
     
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    I'm not so sure about that....
     
  7. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    its a step, but the interface isnt there yet.
     
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    I don't know if you saw, but in the other Kindle thread I mentioned how it was updated today.

    Still not at a point where it will be the "iPod of Books" yet, but at least they're not standing still...
     
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    *that isn't rejected immediately by Apple


    I added a caveat for you. :eek:


    Well then ridiculous old Steve shouldn't feel any threat by letting such an app be released for the iPhone. Perhaps I should remove any such caveat then, because there really shouldn't be such a problem.

    Release one for Symbian S60 v3 (and up) users, please.
     
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    Don't worry -- I'm sure that Amazon can add jiggling boobies to it and it'll get accepted right away. :rolleyes:

    Kindle 2. New coupe, no roof, player what's my name? Seven times the space. Looks good. Although the intimation that the Kindle books may appear on all those cell phones no one cares about anymore the iPhone is of course far more interesting. We shall see what comes of this.
     

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