Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Kindle now available for Windows Phone 7, but still no WebOS love

It appears that Amazon was able to release Kindle for Windows Phone 7 less than 2 months after WP7's release in the US.  That's great for WP7 users and all, but what about WebOS users?  What the hell, Amazon?

I've moved onto Android 2.2 (soon to be 2.3, or "Gingerbread") with my HTC Evo 4G, but 1.5 years ago I absolutely loved my Palm Pre when I got it!  It was a great phone.  WebOS development hasn't quite progressed like I'd hoped (hence my move to Android), but I still find it hard to believe that a Kindle app for WebOS would take very long to make.  I don't mean this in a conspiracy theory kind of way, but I wouldn't be too surprised if Microsoft had some part in getting the app out quickly.  After all, WP7 supposedly has at least a $500 million marketing budget, so I don't think it's out of the question.

I love Amazon and I love my Kindle, but this is still pretty ridiculous, and borderline insulting for the many WebOS users out there who would love to read Kindle books on their phones (my brother included, who isn't eligible for an upgrade until this summer).

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