God love my Amazon Kindle. I got it back in August for my birthday from my brother-in-law and his girlfriend and boy do I love it. Nothing beats holding a lightweight, sleek reader that can download a book in under a minute. Well, now maybe something can.

The Amazon Kindle 2 has just been announced and it promises to be faster, leaner and meaner.

Here are the stats:

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

This item will be released on February 24, 2009. Pre-order now before they sell out.

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Comment by PANDA JU on February 10, 2009 at 7:08pm
I still wanna try one out
Comment by alice on February 10, 2009 at 5:28pm
PS - nice cases can be found at M-edge.

Comment by Will on February 10, 2009 at 11:52am
I want one. My birthday is in August too. *nudge-nudge*

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