Yesterday, Amazon announced the second version of their popular Kindle e-book reader. Along with a slimmer and lighter design, the Kindle 2 also provides better battery life and a 20% increase in screen refresh rate. The price tag? Still a ghastly $359, which is the same as the original version. With the current state of the economy and the ability for consumers to purchase a laptop or netbook at a similar price to the Kindle, one wonders if the mass adoption of e-book technology is still years away.
And for a little copyright-infringement controversy regarding the new Kindle, check out this Wall Street Journal article: “New Kindle Audio Feature Causes a Stir.”
For video and hands-on preview with the Kindle 2, click here.