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Amazon Kindle 2, What's New and What Stays The Same

Updated on December 12, 2009

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Say Hello To Amazon Kindle 2
Say Hello To Amazon Kindle 2
Slim Like A Pencil
Slim Like A Pencil
Lighter Than A Book
Lighter Than A Book
16 Gray-Scales
16 Gray-Scales
Built-in Dictionay
Built-in Dictionay
Read In Sun-light Without Glare
Read In Sun-light Without Glare

Named Amazon Kindle 2, after the original version, the machine is actually a new machine all together. You might ask what is new about it. Here are the answers

 

Amazon Kindle 2, What’s new and what stays the same?

More information available here

 

 

 

I have always wanted an Amazon Kindle eBook Reader. Unfortunately it's still not available to non-US residents. I am thrilled by the details Amazon had just released about the new version of Amazon Kindle but saddened further by its inaccessaiblity to me. Named Amazon Kindle 2, after the original version, the machine is actually a new machine all together. You might ask what is new about it. Here are the answers I have gathered from the various sources on the internet:

 

 

 

Much thinner: Amazon Kindle 2 measures slightly over 1/3 inch in thickness, just the size of a magazine.

 

Much lighter: Amazon Kindle 2 weighs 10.2 ounces, lighter than most printed books.

 

Much faster downloads: Amazon Kindle 2 downloads most books in less than 60 seconds.

 

Read longer: The battery of Amazon Kindle 2 lasts 25% longer than that of the original Amazon Kindle.

 

Much bigger storage: Amazon Kindle 2 holds 1500 books.

 

Turns your page quicker: Amazon Kindle 2 does this 20% bigger than the original Amazon Kindle does.

 

Reads-to-me function: Amazon Kindle 2 comes with a new text to speech function which enables it to read the book, article or magazine of your choice.

 

Improved display: Amazon Kindle 2 comes with 16 gray-scales matching the real printed page.

 

 

 

What stays the same?

 

The price of $359 and free shipping with Super Saver Shipping.

 

The wide selection of 230,000 different titles.

 

Certain titles exclusive to Amazon Kindle users.

 

 

 

When does it come out:

 

24 February, 2009

 

More information available here

 

 

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    • Benson Yeung profile imageAUTHOR

      Benson Yeung 

      9 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi, Jerrilee,

      Thanks for commenting. I think it's a much better investment than the original version, considering the much improved size, weight, memory and functions (but the same price). I'd love to buy one if I live in the US.

      cheers.

    • Benson Yeung profile imageAUTHOR

      Benson Yeung 

      9 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi, BeatsMe,

      You have to go to amazon.com to buy the book online (priced fairly reasonably) then you download it by 3G mobile phone technology (built-in function of the Kindle).

      cheers.

    • Jerilee Wei profile image

      Jerilee Wei 

      9 years ago from United States

      Makes me want to go get one since I'm always lugging books around.

    • BeatsMe profile image

      BeatsMe 

      9 years ago

      Wow. A digital book. I didn't even know what Amazon Kindle was until I've read this. Thanks for good info.

      But, are the books downloadable from internet? Or are they bundled with Kindle once you buy them?

    • Benson Yeung profile imageAUTHOR

      Benson Yeung 

      9 years ago from Hong Kong

      Dear quicksand,

      thanks for dropping by.

    • quicksand profile image

      quicksand 

      9 years ago

      Amazon is simply amazing! :)

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