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Amazon Unveils a Kindle for PCs

The free software application is expected to be released in November.

Most people think of Amazon.com Inc.’s Kindle as a slim piece of hardware the size of a very thin paperback book.

In fact, Kindle is also software that displays digital books on any device Amazon chooses. On Thursday, the Seattle online retailing giant unveiled a Kindle version for computers.

Dubbed Kindle for PC, the free software will enable readers to view full-color photos and use touch screens to browse books, turn pages and adjust font sizes for digital books purchased at Amazon’s online bookstore.

Read more at the Los Angeles Times.