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| February 9, 2009
Google Book Search On The iPhone, Amazon Next?
“We are excited to make Kindle books available on a range of mobile phones,” said Drew Herdener, a spokesman for Amazon. “We are working on that now.”Amazon has had success with its Kindle mobile book reader, now offering about 230,000 available for download. It has been so popular that Amazon has just announced today that the Kindle 2 will be available February 24, 2009 through their website. Releasing the same books for the iPhone that are already available for the Kindle might not be such a bad idea. People who already own an iPhone probably have no intentions of purchasing another expensive mobile device specifically designed for reading books and the iPhone has a fairly untapped e-book market, there are other applications available but they offer only a fraction of titles that Google and Amazon both offer. The iPhone may not be the best device to read an entire book on but it is convenient for short, on-the-go sessions. [via N.Y. Times]