There’s been no shortage of baffling mobile news over the years, but this story really takes the proverbial biscuit. Well, for this week, anyway.
Not content with, y’know, the Amazon Kindle app, Samsung smartphone and tablet users are to get their own Kindle portal, aptly named Kindle for Samsung. Too good to slum it with the rest of us, huh?
Kindle for Samsung will go live in 90 countries this month, arriving first for the flagship Galaxy S5, though compatibility will eventually extend to all Galaxy devices with at least Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0.
Samsung Book Deals is the big story here, with referred customers being offered up to 12 free books a year from a selection of four “prominent” titles per month.
Lee Epting, a Samsung man, yells: “We’re delighted to be able to deepen our long-standing relationship with Amazon and offer Kindle for Samsung as the perfect app for reading on a smart device.
“With this service we demonstrate our commitment to creating and broadening key content partnerships that deliver rich and personalised experiences for our customers.”
Yeah, come to think of it, this all kinda gels with the Samsung Galaxy S5 “Galaxy Gifts” stuff, which sees customers netting up to $600 worth of free content. Good gawd, I’d hate to be a non-Samsung Android manufacturer right now.
Meanwhile, big Jorrit Van der Meulen, VP of EU Kindle, purrs: “We’re thrilled that Samsung has chosen Kindle as their eBook provider. With Kindle for Samsung, people around the world will have instant access to the best digital bookstore and reading experience, including more than half a million titles that are only available from the Kindle Store, and innovative features like Whispersync, Time to Read and much more.”
via: Samsung Tomorrow