Kindle for Tablets Coming Soon?

Amazon just posted this teaser over on the Kindle blog:

We’re very excited to let customers know that we’ve been working on new Kindle Apps for tablet computers, including the iPad. We wanted to give you a sneak preview. Like all Kindle applications, the Kindle Apps for tablet computers will feature Amazon Whispersync technology that saves and synchronizes your bookmarks, notes, and highlights across your Kindle, Kindle DX, iPhone, iPod touch, BlackBerry, PC, and Mac. In addition, the Kindle Apps for tablet computers will feature a beautiful user interface, customizable appearance, page-turn animation, and instant access to over 450,000 books, including New Releases and New York Times Bestsellers.

Learn more here:

We hope you'll enjoy yet another way to read your favorite book.

--The Amazon Kindle Team

I have to give this a resounding Meh!. Amazon has set the abilities of the Kindle software as significantly less capable than the Mobipocket software it's replacing. There are so many, many lost features that I can't list them all here. Here is a limited list:

  • fonts
  • multi-column
  • Javascript (this is useful, trust me)
  • conversion

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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