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Old 01-27-2009, 12:06 PM   #1
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Amazon Kindle 2.0 to be launched on Feb 9th?

Rumors are rife on the Internet that February 9th could be the date when Amazon unveils their much awaited Kindle 2.0. On that day, Amazon will hold an "important" press conference at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York. AllThingsD reports:

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Besides the where and when (10 a.m. at the Morgan Library in midtown), the company hasn’t provided any other details. But I’ll note that the last time Amazon (AMZN) held a New York press conference, in November 2007, it was to unveil Kindle 1.0.
Related: Kindle 2: Where are you? (poll)

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Let's hope that the new model - if new model there is - supports an international market with GSM comms.
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:17 PM   #4
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I don't see how they could announce a new Kindle for the US market; it would upset too many people. It's possible this will be a larger screen device, or one for the Europe market.
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I don't see how they could announce a new Kindle for the US market; it would upset too many people.
Why not? They did it for the Kindle 1.0. Sony did it for the PRS-700.
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Why do you think it would upset people, Nate?
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:24 PM   #7
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Why do you think it would upset people, Nate?
If Amazon does announce an upgraded Kindle, how do you think someone will feel if they just received one after waiting 2 months? Speaking of which, the shipping delay is still 4 to 6 weeks.

I think they are moving into another market, perhaps Canada or Europe.
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My guess is that all the outstanding Kindle 1 orders will ship as Kindle 2's.

Has anyone received a Kindle 1 since Jan 10th? These would still be in the 30 day return window on Feb 9th.

Note also that Amazon has a return deadline of Jan 31st for "Items sold by Amazon.com and shipped between November 1 and December 31, 2008". This would apply to the Kindle, and may be part of the reason for announcing in February. It would be risky to return a Kindle 1 this month with expectations of ordering a Kindle 2 in February though. I have no idea what happens to your ebooks in that case.
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If Amazon does announce an upgraded Kindle, how do you think someone will feel if they just received one after waiting 2 months? Speaking of which, the shipping delay is still 4 to 6 weeks.
Electronic devices do get updated; everybody accepts that. It happens on many occasions; eg, Bookeen's "out of the blue" announcement that they were starting to ship Gen3's with 512MB RAM at the same price as the older 64MB models. People simply accepted it as "one of those things that happens."

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I think they are moving into another market, perhaps Canada or Europe.
I very much hope that this is the case - that would be excellent news.

Time will tell!
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I think they are moving into another market, perhaps Canada or Europe.
I don't believe it or why would they make the press conference in New York City if it was for announcing another country?

Alas, consumer spending is rapidly declining. Amazon better get the price right for the Kindle 2...
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... and that would be which?
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I don't believe it or why would they make the press conference in New York City if it was for announcing another country?
Are Amazon listed on the New York stock exchange? That could be a possible reason, if they are.
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Are Amazon listed on the New York stock exchange? That could be a possible reason, if they are.
The NYSE is a stock exchange, not an index you could be listed on.

In any case, public companies don't have to pick the place of a press conference based on the physical location of a stock exchange.
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Sorry - I don't know anything about stock markets. 'Twas naught but a wild stab in the dark!
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So who is getting a Kindle 2 for his girlfriend on Valentine's Day? (assuming Amazon will unveil what we're hoping for...)
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