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Old 02-06-2009, 07:22 PM   #1
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Exclusive: Amazon Kindle 2 official images + price + release date

Update 3: Now ready for preorder: here

Update 2: Accessories images: posted here

Update: Hi-res images: posted here

Put on your gloves... it's time to rumble! We are happy to present to you the first official photos of the Kindle 2. Yes, we are now pretty much absolutely sure that this is what Amazon is going to present to the world next Monday.

And here is another news for you: The Kindle 2 costs you $359 USD and is going to be available for sale on February 24th, 2009 (edit: unconfirmed, that is).

Related: Amazon Kindle 2.0 to be launched on Feb 9th?, Amazon Kindle 2.0 rumors - price increase
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:25 PM   #2
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it seems much nicer than the previous pics
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:25 PM   #3
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Interesting. I wish they had an image of the case and how it attaches.
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:28 PM   #4
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I notice they changed the progress bar. They show a percent read and the last location now. It looks like the wireless button is on the top now, too, which is an improvement IMO.

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Old 02-06-2009, 07:29 PM   #5
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Looks much more sexy than the Kindle 1. The little LCD selector disappeared, I guess that they'll use the joystick now + a faster controller (Epson) ?
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:35 PM   #6
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:40 PM   #7
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:44 PM   #8
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Suuuure... after I get a Sony 505.. THEN they make a Kindle that is thin like the 505... if this had been the original Kindle then I would own a Kindle and not the 505...

I might have to save up to have one anyway.. though I'm going for another 505 so my mother can have on. She has currently hijacked my 505 and I haven't touched it for a week >.> I miss my books..
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:50 PM   #9
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:54 PM   #10
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It's ok. I'm not going to run out and purchase a new one based on these photos. I still love my original Kindles.
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:07 PM   #11
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What is the size of the screen? Still 6"? The screen looks very small compared to the size of the whole unit.

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Old 02-06-2009, 08:07 PM   #12
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Is it just me or is the Kindle 2 considerably thinner than its predecessor?
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thinner yes, Larger! yes... UGH thats my gripe with the kindle. and it seems its dimensions are larger now.
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Interesting. I wish they had an image of the case and how it attaches.
There are not signs of a fixation system on the back ; and a side-attached cover like the Sony does not seem likely seeing as the edge are even thinner.

If the screen is still a 6", seeing how thin and comparatively large it is, I guess they will only ship it with a sleeve case.

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thinner yes, Larger! yes... UGH thats my gripe with the kindle. and it seems its dimensions are larger now.
Either that, or the pencil in the third picture is a giant pencil. My PRS-505 is also of the same height than a regular pencil, but the screen is comparatively bigger. I guess that's the screen is still 6" with a bigger unit size and some giant pencil from Amazon marketing dpt

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The thinness does look neat. But unless there's a large market for used Kindle-1's, I'll stick with what I have. Now, if I could resell the original for $300, I might switch!
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