Amazon is announcing on its website Kindle for PC!
You’ll be able to read Kindle books on a PC with no Kindle required. It will be a free download.
You’ll also be able to sync with your Kindle.
This is part of that platform expansion for Kindle books Jeff Bezos has mentioned, and something a lot of people have wanted.
It competes directly with the B&N e-reading software as well.
This is really exciting! It means reference books for the Kindle can link to live content (like web videos) and be much more effective. That content could be accessed on the iPhone and iPod touch before, but now anybody can get it. You’d read the book on your Kindle typically, but switch to the PC to connect to the other material.
If it works with the free books from the Kindle store, that’s even better.
International users, the books to which you have access would still be limited.
EDIT: Here’s a link to a demo video on Windows 7, done by Microsoft: Kindle for PC Demo on Windows 7
UPDATE: See also this later post.
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.