Thursday, October 14, 2010

Kindle to be Pre-Loaded on Verizon Androids

Verizon Wireless have announced that they will preload's free Kindle ereader application across Android smartphones. This will include Motorola's Droid 2 and the Samsung Fascinate. Kindle for Android is already available via Google's Android Market but this move signals a that the battle to get software preloaded on devices is getting hotter and follows similar moves by Amazon’s smaller competitor Kobo. The move also starts to add further beef to the Android offer over Apple. What is clear is that Apple’s venture into ebooks and their iBookstore may yet prove as shallow as Sony’s bookstore in its offer and a mere side game as the battle moves onto a clear multi platform and any device war.

We wonder whether someone will now take the bold step and buy Kobo and whether that would be to develop it or effectively take it out?

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