While many have found a number of uses for their iPhones other than placing calls, from flip clocks to numeric pads to remote light switches, nothing beats a portable eBook reader that's small enough to fit in your pocket. So for those who want to say, "Screw you, Kindle! And your $359 price tag!" and do it in a nice hypocritical manner while you tout around your iPhone, we've got your answer right here. It's just... well... not the perfect solution momentarily. A list of the few hiccups that may or may not break it for you, after the jump.
Compared to the Kindle 2, one thing you'll lose, aside from screen space, is subscription services (ie: magazines, NYT, etc) and the ability to buy within the application itself. A bummer, really, since we don't think it wouldn't have been hard to implement, saving users from having to do the iPhone tango by 1) exiting the Kindle app 2) re-logging into Amazon.com and then 3) starting back up the Kindle app all over again.
Still, it's a nice addition and, as long as Amazon seeks to keep everyone happy, we should continue to see updates down the line to alleviate these small setbacks. If they do it right, this would be a great power move to expand mainstream eBook usage to the mobile market.
If you're even more curious to see how it performs, check out the video over at Cnet for an in-depth walk through of the Kindle application below: