The latest on Kindle 2…

February 9, 2009

Amazon’s newest Kindle is out — We’ve got reporters on the scene, and we’ll be back with more details shortly. In the meantime, here’s a link to the device on and part of today’s press release:, Inc. today introduced Amazon Kindle 2, the new reading device that offers Kindle`s revolutionary wireless delivery of content in a new slim design with longer battery life, faster page turns, over seven times more storage, sharper images, and a new read-to-me feature. Kindle 2 is purpose-built for reading with a high-resolution 6-inch electronic paper display that looks and reads like real paper, which lets users read for hours without the eyestrain caused by reading on a backlit display. More than 230,000 books are now available in the Kindle Store, including 103 of 110 current New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases, which are typically $9.99. Top U.S. and international magazines and newspapers plus more than 1,200 different blogs are also available. Kindle 2 is available for pre-order starting today for $359 at and will ship February 24.

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As much as a like to recommend a dedicated ebook reader, for that price you could have a netbook, that is going to do everything that the kindle does, and also much more thing. the biggest issue is the size and the battery.

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