Kindle Beta for HP TouchPad Available (only in the U.S.)

There are a relatively small number of apps that determine whether or not a mobile platform is “feature complete” from the end user’s point of view. Some of these defining apps are Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook and Twitter. If these apps are missing from a mobile platform, the platform feels incomplete. I would also add Amazon’s Kindle ebook reader app to the list of apps that define a platform. And, HP announced this week that a beta for its webOS based HP TouchPad tablet is now available.

Now you can curl up with a good book (or two, or three, or 950,000) on your TouchPad (HP Palm Blog)

I found it interesting that HP did not provide any screenshots of the app and that Amazon does not even mention it in their Kindle mobile app list or in a press release.

A person commenting in the blog notes that PreCentral.net notes that the app is geo-locked to the U.S. This means that the app is only available to TouchPads in the U.S.

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