Amazon’s official Kindle app for iPad is now available on iTunes app store. Whether iPad is Kindle killer or not, set aside, the Kindle 2.0 app for iPad brings more than 450,000 books, magazines and newspapers from the Kindle platform over to the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, making it the biggest eBooks provider on iPad.
The new Kindle 2.0 version is optimized for the larger, high resolution display of iPad which makes the display sharp, crisp, beautiful and basically easy-to-read. Many people were doubting if Kindle app would ever make it to iPad since it poses inherent threat to Apple’s very own iBooks app and book store, but then here it is, with purchasing options as well. Apple’s decision to make the iBooks app optional gives Amazon a more neutral playing field as customers can optionally use the Kindle app instead of Apple’s portal.
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Future versions should include a built-in dictionary lookup as well as a search tool. It already syncs position with Kindle apps on other platforms and allows creating notes or highlights. As you might have guessed already, Kindle app for iPad is available for Download free of cost, and can be used to read the already purchased books that you may have bought earlier for Kindle, iPhone, Windows PC, Mac or a BlackBerry phone.