Monday, February 09, 2009

Kindle 2 photos

Official-looking photos of the Kindle 2 have emerged and the new e-reader from Amazon looks thinner, sleeker and lighter! If the pencil comparison is accurate, then the new Kindle appears to shed much of its width, coming in as thin as the Sony PRS-505 reader, and little bit longer than both the original Kindle and the Sony Reader. The Kindle 2 also appears to have a metal back with built-in speakers.The Kindle 2 is expected to hit Amazon on the 24th of February for $359, the same price as the current Kindle. This is still all unconfirmed but the information seems to jive with previous rumors and the source of the leak, MobileRead, is well-known in the e-book world.


Margaret Murphree said...

Well Booker was spot on -- the buzz was accurate. A big new feature is "Read-to-Me."

From Amazon site..."Now Kindle can read to you. With the new Text-to-Speech feature, Kindle can 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. Pages automatically turn while the content is being read, so you can listen hands-free. You can choose from both male and female voices which can be sped up or slowed down to suit your preference. Anything you can read on Kindle, Kindle can read to you, including books, newspapers, magazines, blogs and even personal documents. In the middle of a great book or article but have to jump in the car? Simply turn on Text-to-Speech and listen on the go."

scampbell said...

This may be a terrific boon to the visually impaired! If the downloading, etc., can be handled (if not the end-user, then a helpful friend or relative) and it really does start up where it's stopped, and the controls are easy to use -what a deal!