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
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
Take your library with you; holds over 1,500 books
Faster Page Turns:
20% faster page turns
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.
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.