Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I TOTALLY WANT ONE OF THESE - Kindle 2

We’re excited to introduce Amazon Kindle 2, the next generation wireless reading device. With a sleek and thin design that makes Kindle 2 as thin as a typical magazine and lighter than a paperpack, the new Kindle has seven times more storage and now holds over 1,500 books. It has a longer battery life and faster page turns. An advanced display provides even crisper images and clearer text for an improved book-like reading experience. And Kindle 2 even reads to you, with “Read to Me”, our new Text to Speech feature.

With Kindle 2 we kept everything readers love about the original Kindle—the convenience of reading what you want, when you want it, the immediacy of getting a book wirelessly delivered in less than 60 seconds, and Kindle’s ability to “disappear” in your hands so you can get lost in the author’s words. We’re also excited to announce that the Kindle Store has over 230,000 ebooks available.



Kindle2

Kindle 2 is available for pre-order starting today for $359 at http://amazon.com/kindle and will ship later this month . We also have a wide variety of Kindle accessories available, including new covers from Cole Haan, Patagonia, and Belkin and more.

New Features & Enhancements

Slim & Lightweight: Just over 1/3 inch and 10.2 ounces

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 crisp images and text; even reads well in bright sunlight

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: Text-to-Speech feature means Kindle can read every book, blog, magazine, and newspaper out loud.

No Wireless Bills: No monthly wireless bills, data plans, or commitments. Amazon pays for Kindle’s wireless connectivity so you won’t see a monthly wireless bill.

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

4 comments :

  1. I want a Sony Reader. I don't like the way the kindle looks in spite of all the features.

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  2. I want one, too!

    Actually, I'm hoping one of the first generation Kindle owners is willing to dump her Kindle for a mere $50.

    I do think this one looks great and takes care of the previous model's issues. I've heard they're pretty great!

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  3. I wish we had it in australia not that I could afford it cos it would be about double the price.

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  4. OMG! I so want one of these too. I never buy first editions of anything so I was truly excited to see a version 2 coming out that was less buggy. I can't wait to get it... never again will I have to haul around so many books with me. :-)

    Delaney
    delmajesty_at_gmail_dot_com

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