Big News On The Kindle iPhone App Front

On May 11, 2009

One of the biggest complaints many of us have with regard to the Kindle app for iPhone and iPod Touch is that it is effectively "read only".

In other words, you can access your bookshelf and sync your position back to Amazons servers, but you cannot browse or buy books from it the way you can on the Kindle itself.

Well, you still can’t… but Amazon has gone and done the next best thing.

Amazon just launched an iPhone optimized Kindle Store that lets you browse and buy  any of the 280,000 books in the Store.

According to Ian Freed, vice president, Amazon Kindle,

“The response to Kindle for iPhone has been tremendous. Customers love the convenience of accessing their Kindle books whenever and wherever they want, plus the convenience of not having to remember or locate their last page read because Whispersync does that for them. The most common feedback we heard from customers was that they wanted a better experience for purchasing new Kindle books from their iPhones. We’ve been working hard to respond to that feedback with a new web site optimized for Safari on iPhone and we’re excited to do that today.”

The Kindle app is free and can be found HERE. The mobile site does not yet appear to be live but we’ll update this post with the link asap. Turns out accessing the mobile site is as easy as tapping "Get books" while in the Kindle app itself…