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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

More about the Kindle 2.

Okay, so Amazon is taking pre-orders for the Kindle 2. (Yes, you can pre-order one simply by clicking on the above title to this post. It'll take you right to the Kindle 2 page at Amazon.) But there really haven't been many people with hands-on with the Kindle 2.

So what *DO* we know about the Kindle 2? Here's a short list of features:

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

The Kindle 2 'might' not be right for every reader who wants to enjoy ebooks, but it's looking a LOT more desirable for the average reader. I suggest you check it out and get your pre-order in now so you can get yours as soon as they start to ship!


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