Amazon unveils new Kindle; will release Feb. 24

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Amazon just announced the release date for their new Kindle 2, the next generation wireless reading device.

Kindle is a convenient, portable reading device that gives you the ability to wirelessly download books, newspapers, magazines, and blogs. It utilizes a revolutionary new display technology called electronic paper, which provides for an exceptional reading experience. Reading Kindle's screen is as sharp and natural as reading ink on paper.

Kindle is also completely mobile; using the same network as advanced cell phones, Amazon delivers content using their own wireless delivery system, called Whispernet. Unlike Wi-Fi, you'll never need to locate a hotspot. There are no confusing service plans, yearly contracts, or monthly wireless bills either.

The new Kindle 2 has a sleeker design and has seven times more storage capacity, holding over 1500 books now. It also has a longer battery life as well as faster page turns.

Amazon’s Kindle Store has more than 230,000 books available for download, plus top newspapers, magazines, and blogs. Amazon’s vision is to have every book ever printed, in any language, made available on Kindle. Their wireless network allows you to download books right from your Kindle, anytime, anywhere; and delivered in less than 60 seconds.

Many of their books, including New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases are $9.99 or less.

The new Kindle 2 also has a new Text-to-Speech feature, which allows it to read every book, blog, magazine, and newspaper out loud to you. You can switch back and forth between reading and listening, and your spot is automatically saved.

The original Kindle sold out quickly and was out of stock for the last two holiday selling seasons as Amazon underestimated demand. The company is hopeful that they will be able to stay in stock with the new Kindle 2.

The new Kindle ships Feb. 24. Order Kindle now to reserve your place in line. They prioritize orders on a first come, first served basis.

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