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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Amazon Announces Kindle 2

Visit the Amazon.com page today and you will be greeted with a note from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announcing the upcoming release of the Kindle 2 e-reader.

The new device features a list of improvements:

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.

The Kindle 2 releases on February 24th and can be pre-ordered today for $359.00

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