E-Marketing in Minneapolis David Vinge, eMarketing Dashboard : Amazon to Release a Thinner, Faster, Kindle 2

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Amazon to Release a Thinner, Faster, Kindle 2

While the first version of Amazon's wireless reading device was successful, it had many critics and complaints. But now the product is thinner (0.36 inches), weighs less than 10 ounces and features a five-way controller that Amazon promises will be easier to use than the original buttons.

While color is still not available, the 6-inch screen will display 16 shades of gray; the original Kindle had four. Page turning speed is 20% faster and the battery life has been extended by 25 percent. It has 2 GB of memory which holds the equivalent of 1,500 books verses 200 titles in the first Kindle.

The new Kindle is now on sale at the old price of US$359. Ouch! Kindle 2: Amazon's New Wireless Reading Device (Latest Generation)

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