Flash! Kindle blogs to go international?
He reports being told that Kindle blogs are coming soon to all the non-K apps (PC, Blackberry, iPhone, iPod touch…soon, to Macs…and presumably, for the iPad).
For me, one of the exciting implications is that non-US customers may be able to get Kindle store blogs!
Right now they can’t, and unfortunately, that makes some sense. Amazon has to pay for wireless use (they don’t directly charge readers), and apparently, it’s quite a bit more expensive abroad than in the US. Blogs are wireless-intensive: when you get the blog each day, it usually has the last ten posts. That’s tens of pages a day, and they may have graphics.
Here’s how I think it could work. You are in, say, the UK. You subscribe to the blog for your Kindle for PC or Kindle for Mac (coming soon) app. You aren’t allowed to get it wirelessly there, but you can get it delivered to that device wired. They can also allow the UK folks to download a blog for a Kindle to their computers (they can do that with books now) , and then transfer via USB.
That is something I think we’ll see…a bettter way to “sync” your Kindle with a folder on your computer. It works okay now, but they could make it easier for non-techies.
Even if foreign subscription isn’t part of what Windwalker was told, it’s still exciting that people who are using the Kindle for iPhone app will be able to subscribe.