The Amazon Kindle will have a book-lending feature later this year, according to a recent post on the Kindle Community Blog.
Kindle owners will soon be able to loan out eBooks for up to 14 days to another Kindle, during which time the content will not be available on the loaner’s device. Not all eBooks will support the feature however, as the ability to enable loaning will be solely up to the publisher or rights holder.
The Barnes & Noble Nook already has a similar feature.
In other Kindle news, the same blog post revealed that Kindle periodicals will be available for the Kindle apps on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch “in the coming weeks.” It will then roll out to the Android and other apps down the road.
Nook and Kobo at Walmart
Both the 3G and Wi-Fi Nook will soon be seen on Walmart shelves, perhaps next to the Kobo Wireless eReader, as both devices will be appearing in the nation’s largest retailer beginning next week.