Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Info on new Kindle

Amazon tweaked but didn't revolutionize the new Kindle. The new device lacks a color screen, for instance, although it can now display more shades of gray in photos. Amazon said the new Kindle will cost $359, the same as the original version, and will begin shipping Feb. 24.

Kindle 2 is smaller than the first version of the product. The new device also features a five-way navigation element, faster wireless service for downloading books and the ability to wirelessly sync between Kindles and cellphones.

Amazon faces competition in the electronic delivery of books from other e-book makers Sony Corp. and Plastic Logic Ltd., as well as cellphones and multipurpose devices such as Apple Inc.'s iPhone. "Reading is important enough that it deserves a dedicated device," said Amazon boss Jeff Bezos. (info from The Wall Street Journal)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just FYI...the Kindle 2 is actually a bit wider and taller than the original Kindle. However, it is thinner.

And the reason that the screen is black and white is because the e-Ink technology has not been perfected in color yet.