|Introducing Amazon Kindle 2|
Kindle's Revolutionary Wireless Delivery and Massive Selection of Content -- Now in a New Slimmer Design With Longer Battery Life, Faster Page Turns, Over 7X More Storage, Crisper Images and New Read-to-Me Feature
“Kindle 2 is everything customers tell us they love about the original
Kindle, only thinner, faster, crisper, with longer battery life, and
capable of holding hundreds more books. If you want, Kindle 2 will even
read to you — something new we added that a book could never do,”
New Slim and Sleek Design
The new Kindle 2 features a completely new design. At just over a third
of an inch thin (0.36 inches) and weighing just over 10 ounces, Kindle 2
is pencil thin and lighter than a typical paperback. New buttons make it
easy to turn the page from any holding position. The new 5-way
controller on Kindle 2 allows for more precise note-taking and
highlighting both up and down and side to side in lines of text. The new
controller also makes it easy to quickly jump between articles and
sections of newspapers. Kindle 2 comes with a redesigned power charger
that is more portable than the previous Kindle charger. The official
New Crisper, Faster Display
Kindle 2’s 6-inch, 600 x 800 electronic paper display provides 16 shades of gray versus 4 shades available in the original Kindle, resulting in crisp text, and sharper images and photos. Kindle reads like printed words on paper because the screen works using real ink and doesn’t use a backlight, eliminating the eyestrain and glare associated with other electronic displays. With the latest electronic paper display, pages turn an average of 20 percent faster than the original Kindle for an even smoother reading experience.
New 2 GB Memory Holds Over 1,500 Books
With 2 GB of memory, Kindle 2 can hold more than 1,500 books, compared with 200 with the original Kindle. And because Amazon automatically backs up a copy of every Kindle book purchased, customers can wirelessly re-download titles in their library at any time.
25% Longer Battery Life
Kindle 2 customers can read for four to five days on one charge with wireless on and for over two weeks with wireless turned off.
New Instant Dictionary Lookup
Kindle 2 comes with the New Oxford American Dictionary and its 250,000 word definitions built-in, and with Kindle 2 definitions appear instantly at the bottom of the page.
New Experimental Read-To-Me Feature
Kindle 2 offers the experimental read-to-me feature “Text-to-Speech” that converts words on a page to spoken word so customers have the option to read or listen. Customers can switch back and forth between reading and listening, and their spot is automatically saved. Pages turn automatically while the content is being read so customers can listen hands-free. Customers can choose to be read to by male or female voices and can choose the speed to suit their listening preference. Using the read-to-me feature, anything you can read on Kindle, including books, newspapers, magazines, blogs, and personal documents, Kindle 2 can read to you.
Kindle 2 uses the same wireless delivery system as the original Kindle —
Amazon Whispernet. Customers can wirelessly shop the
Automatically Syncs With Original Kindle, Kindle 2, and future devices
Amazon’s new “Whispersync” technology automatically syncs Kindle 2 and the original Kindle, which makes transitioning to the new Kindle 2 or using both devices easy for customers. Kindle 2 will also sync with a range of mobile devices in the future.
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Same Popular Kindle Features
Kindle 2 includes all the features Kindle customers enjoy every day, including:
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