Amazon unveil Kindle for your PC - we predict pillage for your eyes
Amazon’s Kindle e-reader continues to creep into the consciousness of us Brits, like some kind of weird green slime with no real sense of direction, and now you can get a PC version of the damned newfangled thing as well.
In the absence of a proper UK launch for the hand-held version, Amazon have started making the Kindle internationally available, which means you can order one from the USA and it’ll get to you eventually, probably after a long boat trip.
While you’re waiting for one to turn up, or indeed waiting for one to made available properly in this country, you can download the aforementioned PC version for free and enjoy the ability to sync your books between your computer and your Kindle device.
Like the Kindle itself, it’s strictly an all-American affair – you’ll be buying your e-books from Amazon.com and paying in American-style dollars. Oh, and some e-books won’t be available due to murky international licencing reasons. But hey, it’s better than nothing.
Of course, you do realise you’ll have to have eyeballs made of tungsten to read a novel on a computer screen don’t you?
Kindle for PC is available to download now, and is compatible with Windows 7 and Vista. A Mac version is ‘coming soon.’