Kindle for iPad, Other Tablets, On the Way

Amazon is working on a version of its Kindle ebook reader app for Apple’s iPad as well as other tablet-based computers, and on Monday gave the public a taste of what they can expect when the app ships. Like the Kindle app for the iPhone and iPod touch, the iPad version will sync bookmarks and last page read information with Amazon’s Kindle ebook reader device.

The iPad version of the Kindle app will be designed to take advantage of the device’s larger screen, display color images, let users change background colors and text size, and change screen brightness without leaving the app. It will also include page flipping animations when users swipe their finger across the screen to turn a page.

Barnes & Noble already announced that it is working on a Nook-compatible ebook reader app for the iPad, and Amazon already offers a Kindle reader app for the iPhone and iPod touch, so it’s no surprise that the company is working on an iPad version, too. APple has been touting the iPad as a music, video and ebook device, and will be offering its own iBooks ebook reader and iBookStore where customers can purchase and download titles.

Amazon hasn’t said when its Kindle for iPad app will be available.