Kindle 2 New Wireless Reading from Amazon

amazon-kindle-2The Kindle was Amazon’s attempt at entering the ebook market and it did extremely well. As with all electronic devices though, it’s time for an upgrade. Say hello to the Kindle 2. The Kindle 2 is more sleek then the original measuring just over 1/3 of an inch thick while giving access to over 230,000 books with in 60 seconds over 3G networks. Lets take a look at this fantastic looking device.

The Kindle 2 is about the size of a magazine in thickness. It can store about 1500 books in memory and has a far sleeker design then it’s older brother, the Kindle. As well as giving access to over 230,000 books at Amazon, the Kindle 2 also allows you to download news papers, blogs and magazines. Each book or magazine takes less then 60 seconds to download and with the Kindle 2 working on the EVDO network you can pretty much grab any book you want anywhere you may be. Prices for books tend to be reasonable too at around $9.99 each for the best sellers.

Amazon Kindle 2 Technical Specs

* Display: 6″ diagonal E-InkĀ® electronic paper display, 600 x 800 pixel resolution at 167 ppi, 16-level gray scale.
* Size (in inches): 8″ x 5.3″ x 0.36″.
* Weight: 10.2 ounces.
* System requirements: None, because it doesn’t require a computer.
* Storage: 2GB internal (approximately 1.4GB available for user content).
* Battery Life: Read on a single charge for up to 4 days with wireless on. Turn wireless off and read for up to two weeks. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as shopping the Kindle Store and downloading content. In low coverage areas or in 1xRTT only coverage, wireless usage will consume battery power more quickly.
* Charge Time: Fully charges in approximately 4 hours and supports charging from your computer via the included USB 2.0 cable.
* Connectivity: EVDO modem with fallback to 1xRTT; utilizes Amazon Whispernet to provide U.S wireless coverage via Sprint’s 3G high-speed data network (check wireless coverage). See Wireless Terms and Conditions.
* USB Port: USB 2.0 (micro-B connector) for connection to the Kindle power adapter or optionally to connect to a PC or Macintosh computer.
* Audio: 3.5mm stereo audio jack, rear-mounted stereo speakers.
* Content Formats Supported: Kindle (AZW), TXT, Audible (formats 4, Audible Enhanced (AAX)), MP3, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; PDF, HTML, DOC, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion.
* Included Accessories: Power adapter, USB 2.0 cable, rechargeable battery. Book cover sold separately.

Kindle 2 Features

* Just over 1/3 of an inch, as thin as most magazines
* 10.2 ounces, lighter than a typical paperback
* 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
* 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

Overall an impressive device which hopefully Amazon can meet the demand of this time. If you want to get on to the reserve list then pre order now over at Amazon.


  1. mildred pineiro says

    I think they need to put the kindle 2 out to the public. The retail stores will be more than happy to sell the and we would be more than happy to buy them .but the cost needs to come down not every one can afford great wonder. It definitely encourage young reader to pick a book . think about this .

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