Hands-On: Kindle for PC Will Bring Amazon's eBook Library To Windows Machines

Following the lead of Sony and Barnes & Noble, whose PC software allows users to read eBooks on their PCs, today Amazon announced Kindle for PC. This free software will allow consumers with Windows XP, Vista and 7 to read Kindle books on their PCs. As with the iPhone app, Kindle for PC will sync bookmarks and the last page read on any book in your Kindle library. Users will also be able to view notes and highlights made on the Kindle and Kindle DX.

Announced during today's Windows 7 event, the software has some nifty features only available on Microsoft's newest OS. It will take advantage of Jump Lists and Windows Touch technology for zooming in and out with a pinch of the fingers. Future releases will also enable the ability to swipe pages to turn them.

Kindle for PC will be available for download next month. For an advance peek at how the software looks and runs, check out our hands-on video below: