Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Kindle 2 on sale/pre order at Amazon.com

A little off-topic here, however there is a major news: the new Kindle 2 can be pre-ordered at Amazon.com and will be shipped end of February.
I must say the after looking around in the Kindle Store I understand the reason for the big sales success: I'm impressed from the big selection of books and magazines and especially the low price tag. If you are a "power reader" the saving is considerable, you pay:
  • $9.99 for new books
  • $9.99-$13.99 monthly for newspapers (it means $0,30 to $0,50 per issue!)
  • $1.50 for magazines
You can download any time the book/issue you want via 3G wireless, of course you don't pay the data transfer.
Some features of the new Kindle :

Just over 1/3 of an inch, as thin as most magazines
Lightweight: At 10.2 ounces, lighter than a typical paperback
Wireless: 3G wireless lets you download books right from your Kindle, anytime, anywhere; no monthly fees, service plans, or hunting for Wi-Fi hotspots
Books in Under 60 Seconds: Get books delivered in less than 60 seconds; no PC required
Improved Display: Reads like real paper; now boasts 16 shades of gray for clear text and even crisper images
Longer Battery Life: 25% longer battery life; read for days without recharging
More Storage: Take your library with you; holds over 1,500 books
Faster Page Turns: 20% faster page turns
Read-to-Me: With the new Text-to-Speech feature, Kindle can read every book, blog, magazine, and newspaper out loud to you
Large Selection: Over 230,000 books plus U.S. and international newspapers, magazines, and blogs available
Low Book Prices: New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases $9.99, unless marked otherwise

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