Amazon Kindle Version 2

Posted on Feb 9 2009 - 11:58am by gchoe

Kindle 2

Amazon has already sold over 500,000 versions of the Kindle e-book reader.  The Kindle 2 is the same thing… but with a bunch of improvements.  The Amazon Kindle 2 weights only 10.2-ounces, has a larger screen, includes built in 3G wireless (no extra charges, nice), and the battery life still lasts for days.

Read on for more details, pricing, and pictures.

Pre order now for only $359 – ships February 24th.

 Kindle 2 screen

Slim: Just over 1/3 of an inch, as thin as most magazines
Lightweight: At 10.2 ounces, lighter than a typical paperback
Wireless: 3G wireless lets you download books right from your Kindle, anytime, anywhere; no monthly fees, service plans, or hunting for Wi-Fi hotspots
Books in Under 60 Seconds: Get books delivered in less than 60 seconds; no PC required
Improved Display: Reads like real paper; now boasts 16 shades of gray for clear text and even crisper images
Longer Battery Life: 25% longer battery life; read for days without recharging
More Storage: Take your library with you; holds over 1,500 books
Faster Page Turns: 20% faster page turns
Read-to-Me: With the new Text-to-Speech feature, Kindle can read every book, blog, magazine, and newspaper out loud to you
Large Selection: Over 230,000 books plus U.S. and international newspapers, magazines, and blogs available
Low Book Prices: New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases $9.99, unless marked otherwise

Kindle 2 slim

Kindle 2

4 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. OldSchooler February 9, 2009 at 1:20 pm -

    NewsFlash: For less money you can get a NetBook laptop that will do a hell of a lot more than this POS. Kindle will not replace a real book. Now get off my lawn you crazy kids!

  2. Antony Swain February 11, 2009 at 11:49 am -

    Speaking of unabashed duchebaggery… The Author’s Guild claims that the new Kindle’s text-to-speech software is illegal, stating that ‘They don’t have the right to read a book out loud,’ said Paul Aiken, executive director of the Authors Guild. ‘That’s an audio right, which is derivative under copyright law.’ Forget for a moment that text-to-speech doesn’t copy an existing work. And forget the odd notion that the artificial enunciation of plain text is equivalent to a person’s nuanced and emotive reading. The Guild’s claim is that even to read out loud is a production akin to an illegal copy, or a public performance.”

  3. Chris Kindle February 14, 2009 at 1:24 am -

    Just came across your blog on Google. Interesting post, you bring up a few good things to think about. Good luck with the blog.

  4. Jerome K. March 10, 2009 at 10:53 am -

    Kindle PWNED by penny-arcade http://penny-arcade.com/images/2009/20090309.jpg . MUAHAHAHAHA!

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