Chunchgear still says this is the real device:
The images that surfaced of the new Kindle in October are real - itís a longer device but not as thick as the original Kindle, and fixes some of the button issues that plague users (like accidental page turns).
Some of us concluded that it had to be fake, because it is so poorly designed. However, I agree that the software is everything and I wonder how much of the new software will work on the Kindle 1.0? The Kindle 2.0 could have a significantly more powerfull cpu and more memory, and this would limit backward compatibility.