hmmmm... I wonder how true this is. I have to admit to being bewildered why they would make the Kindle2 bigger (without increasing the screen size). I would much prefer ditching the keyboard entirely and using a virtual touch keyboard like the PRS700. Admittedly that would add cost, but would improve the design greatly.
Looks like this is a no starter for an upgrade.
If it is true and not some happy modder prank.