Wednesday, February 11, 2009 Releases Kindle 2

I've posted before about how I read alot. I have books sitting on every surface of the desk of my office. Yep, I've read them all. I probably need to start donating these books or giving them away.

I've been watching Amazon's Kindle for awhile now. The Kindle is a wireless reading device. You pay for books and then download them onto the Kindle. They had a great deal on them last Fall and I hesitated to take advantage of it. I heard that they were coming up with a new improved version of the Kindle.

Yesterday, I got an e-mail from Amazon. They were releasing the new, Kindle 2.

Here are a few highlights from about The Kindle 2:

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

With the new Text-to-Speech feature, Kindle can read every book, blog, magazine, and newspaper out loud to you

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 Say Hello to The New Kindle

I sat on the computer for an hour yesterday and watched videos on how this device works. It's pretty cool. Angry Husband and I had a discussion about this last night. Cause he's the gadget guy in our household. I might have to get one of these when we get our tax return.


  1. Wow I must live in the dark ages, I've never heard of it before! I'm going to look into it though, that is pretty cool! :o)

  2. Oh I remember seeing the original one and wanting it and now they have a improved one! I am gonna have to get it. Think it will fly if I say to Hubby "Julie told me I HAVE to get it" :) LOL

  3. Amy,

    YES you neeeeed it. I need to see one in real life. You think Amazon would send me one to borrow?


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