Amazon on Tuesday announced that it will develop Kindle apps tailored specifically for Android- and Windows-based LCD tablets.
The company did not specify the tablets on which its apps will appear, but the announcement comes just days before the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, where multiple manufacturers are expected to unveil new tablets. Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer will open the conference with a Wednesday evening keynote, where Windows-based tablets are rumored to be among the things he will discuss.
Last year, Amazon released an app customized for Apple’s iPad. Like that app, the Windows and Android tablet apps will sync across all available Kindle apps – from smartphones to PCs to Kindle devices.
Dorothy Nicholls, director of Amazon Kindle, said that many consumers are purchasing an LCD tablet and an Amazon Kindle. “We’re very excited to support the upcoming Android and Windows LCD tablet computers with free Kindle apps that we’ll tailor for the particular devices,” she said in a statement. “Our Whispersync technology makes it simple to move back and forth between devices. Read on your Kindle, read on your tablet, read on your phone. We’ll keep track of your last page read, and make it easy.”
Recently, Amazon announced that the Wi-Fi version of its Kindle e-reader is now the company’s best-selling product ever.