Kindle 2: Amazon’s New Wireless Reading Device is being released on February 24, 2009, announced during an Amazon Press Conference. Kindle 2.0 is faster, lighter and slimmer than Kindle 1, measuring just over 1/3 of an inch and weighing just 10.2 ounces, which is thinner than most magazines and lighter than most paperback books.
Order the new Kindle 2 now while you have a chance to get a Kindle 2 before all the techies, gadget gurus and geeks buy them all and supplies run low. Orders for the Kindle 2 are on a first come, first serve basis, so be sure to reserve your spot in line.
Kindle 1 owners and users are being offered a special introductory opportunity by Amazon to be put on the priority list for shipment of the new Kindle, “Kindle 2″. Amazon.com says: “Place your Kindle 2 order by midnight PST on February 10th and you will receive first priority”.
Sadly, the price for Kindle 2.0 is still $359.00, the same price as the original Kindle. Kindle 2 has been upgraded with seven times more memory, 25% longer battery life, an upgraded design with round keys, a new joystick controller, kept its original Kindle black-and-white display, just to name a few of the new Kindle features. Kindle 2 is wireless, so there’s no need to hunt for any Wi-Fi hotspots. The new joystick-type controller will likely please original Kindle users who found the previous version a bit awkward.
Kindle Video on YouTube of Kindle 2
I had hoped the price for the new Kindle would be reduced from its original version, and I held off buying the original Kindle because of the price, but this new Kindle 2 is one I just can’t pass up.
What about you? Are you going to buy the new Kindle? What are your thoughts on the price and new features of Kindle 2?