It's become crystal clear that Amazon's Kindle is a hit, and though some of its competitors have been doing pretty well too, Kindle was recently revealed to be Amazon's best-selling product ever. You don't have to own a Kindle to read Kindle books though. Amazon has gone out of its way to bring in Kindle lovers who may happen to own an iPhone, and Android phone, an iPad, etc.
Owners of these devices won't necessarily want another device to carry around, and why should they when they can just download an app to the one they're already carrying around and read Kindle books from there?
Amazon is now bringing Kindle to a slew of other devices, as the company announced the release of Kindle apps specifically tailored to Android and Windows-based tablets. Last year, Amazon launched a special Kindle iPad app, and now other growing tablet devices will have their own versions as well.
The timing for these apps couldn't be better. This week is the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, in which manufacturers will unveil numerous new tablets, thirstily going for the iPad's throat. Many of these will run Android and Windows. Kindle, the established e-reader and widely loved brand can only help these devices' chances of attracting consumers as an alternative to Apple's popular iPad.