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They’re reading Kindle on their tablets. Are you?



kindletabletsAmazon’s Kindle reader for PC has been out for less than a day, and already people are posting shots of it running on their tablets.

No surprise that Chippy from UMPCPortal was quick to try it on his ultra-mobiles. He’s showing it off on his Gigabyte T1028M convertible. Looks like a good fit on the 600×1028 screen.

Jezlyn of Late to the Party loaded Kindle on her Toshiba M200 almost immediately. The side margins on huge on the 1050×1400 screen. Page width, not full page, would be a better pick for that resolution.

Last but far from least, a tablet user previously unknown to me, Lance at AppScout, has a detailed run-down of the Kindle app running on his Lenovo X200 with multi-touch. He also notes the pages look narrow on his screen at 800×1280 resolution, but pinch zooming fixed that for him.

By comparing the three, we can see a clear need for multiple screen aspect options, which we can perhaps press for in future versions. Thanks guys for sharing your literal perspectives. Anyone else have other aspects/resolutions to share?

Update: Chippy’s also posted video of Kindle on his Viliv X70.



  1. Joe

    11/10/2009 at 11:29 pm

    You can change the width by changing the “Words per Line” setting.

  2. Xavier

    11/11/2009 at 1:41 am

    Tried it on the 2730p. The pages were a little skinny until I increased the # of words per line. I think the application could have a few more bells and whistles. Look forward to playing with it more.

  3. Frank

    11/11/2009 at 12:31 pm

    i use the much more popular PDF file format. Annotation, printing, searching, editing, a plethora of very good viewers available, no license, no costs, the books I read and use are available in PDF form only, not in such a proprietary kindle format. So no, I don’t use Kindle reader for PC, and I don’t think that I will ever use it.

  4. Ben

    11/11/2009 at 8:55 pm

    All those images show one giant problem: too much wasted margin.

  5. Brett Gilbertson

    11/11/2009 at 10:58 pm

    Downloaded a new Kindle eBook on the Viliv S5 while getting a haircut yesterday! Not bad, think the software can improve a bit, but it’s a good start.

    A fit to page / window option would be perfect. Couldn’t get the words per line option to fit to the screen nicely. It’s ok though. First impression is that the B&N reader is a bit nicer.

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