Video: Amazon Kindle for PC In Action on a Handheld PC.

Posted on 10 November 2009, Last updated on 12 November 2019 by

Related article: Kindle for (UM)PC now available.
Related article: What’s the best PC for the Amazon Kindle PC software?

I doubt many of you will be spending $599 on a ultra mobile PC just for the Kindle PC application but if you’re thinking of a mobile tablet PC anyway, here’s my top tip for a good PC-based ebook reading experience. The Viliv X70 UMPC. (Video after the jump.)

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I won’t claim that this is a perfect e-reader device (see this article for an idea of the ideal PC for ebook reading) and as the Kindle software is locked-down to the Amazon store, it’s hardly flexible but considering I can run Mobipocket, PDFs and practically every other format of ebook known, it works out to be quite the flexible solution. Oh, and it’s a PC!

For those that aren’t familiar with the X70, it runs an Intel Atom at 1.3Ghz with a fast SSD drive and has a battery life of up to around 7 or 8 hours. It weighs 660gm and you can buy it with an optional built-in 3G module. More information here.

Make sure you watch the video in ‘HQ’ mode (button bottom-right) for the best quality.

17 Comments For This Post

  1. Steve 'Chippy' Paine says:

    Video: Amazon Kindle for PC on a Handheld PC. http://bit.ly/8CeEj (Viliv X70 UMPC)

  2. Mike Cane says:

    RT: @chippy: Video: Amazon Kindle for PC on a Handheld PC. http://bit.ly/8CeEj (Viliv X70 UMPC) @MoriahJovan @jane_l

  3. Alessandro Tucci says:

    RT @chippy: Video: Amazon Kindle for PC on a Handheld PC. http://bit.ly/8CeEj (Viliv X70 UMPC)

  4. Mark Hirsch says:

    Video: Amazon Kindle for PC In Action on a Handheld PC. http://bit.ly/1Dl9Yf

  5. Ken E Kaplan says:

    RT @chippy: Video: Amazon Kindle for PC on a Handheld PC. http://bit.ly/8CeEj (Viliv X70 UMPC)

  6. Kindle Stuff says:

    Video: Amazon Kindle for PC In Action on a Handheld PC … http://bit.ly/4c7kwE

  7. Phillip Hershkowitz says:

    "Video: Amazon Kindle for PC In Action on a Handheld PC." http://bit.ly/1G12an (via feedly)

  8. Shoichi Imamura says:

    RT @mdh47 Video: Amazon Kindle for PC In Action on a Handheld PC. http://bit.ly/1Dl9Yf

  9. ぬこぬこぱんち says:

    Kindle for PC が公開されたみたいですね。(動画 6:27) http://j.mp/10xa37 (via @mdh47 http://j.mp/1Oi1Fz ) download http://j.mp/JODIG

  10. lanlanb says:

    Hi! Thanks for the video. Helps a lot! Coincidentally my wife received her hardware Kindle in the mail today. Wanted to see how this looks on a tablet :)

  11. tmarks11 says:

    Mobipocket.com has offerred an ebook reader for pc and essentially every pda/smartphone since 2000.

    btw, Amazon bought mobipocket in 2005 to jumpstart their Kindle ebook library. I think Kindle and mobipocket library are about the same size.

    The mobipocket reader is much better then the Kindle reader.

    I am really surprised that Amazon didn’t tap their mobipocket employee’s experience when they came up with the Kindle pc reader. I am also very surprised that Amazon hasn’t merged mobipocket and kindle formats by now.

  12. johnkzin says:

    I don’t see versions for the Mac, Android, nor Ubuntu…

  13. animatio says:

    ….. and it happens that there is “djvu” also around …… just to mention another format

  14. Mike Cane says:

    Video: Amazon Kindle for PC In Action on a Handheld PC http://tinyurl.com/yjnsxxd @MoriahJovan @jane_l @KatMeyer

  15. Anpu says:

    Apparently, ClerType works all wrong here…
    as if it ignores the switch to portrait orientation.

  16. johnkzin says:

    Now we just need to see the software on Mac, Android, and Ubuntu. :-)

  17. Gary Greco says:

    Kindle for PC now avail – video of books on a UMPC. Shorter bat life than a kindle, but would allow more robust content http://bit.ly/1cm94T

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