Amazon adds native PDF reader to Kindle

November 26, 2009


Amazon's 6-inch Kindle now has a built-in native PDF reader enabling customers to read PDFs without conversion.

To read their personal or professional documents, Kindle customers can email PDFs to their Kindle email address or move them over using a USB connection. Customers can also have their PDF documents converted to the Kindle format by typing “Convert” in the subject of the email when sending documents to their address, according to the company.

The latest support for PDF is still in its infancy in terms of what users can do with the PDFs. Users cannot create bookmarks or get the PDF files content indexed for search.

Amazon also noted Native PDF support will also be available for some earlier versions of Kindle via an automatic Whispernet wireless firmware update.

Kindle is Amazon's portable reader for use in downloading books, magazines, newspapers and personal documents.

For more information go to Amazon's website.

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