Amazon Introduces Amazon Kindle 2

Feb 10, 2009, Inc. introduced Amazon Kindle 2, a new version of its reading device that offers Kindle’s wireless delivery of content. Kindle 2 is just over a third of an inch thin (0.36 inches) and weighs just over 10 ounces, features a 6-inch, 600 x 800 electronic paper display which provides 16 shades of gray, a new 5-way controller, 2 GB of memory, and a new 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. More than 230,000 books are now available in the Kindle Store, including 103 of 110 current New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases. Top U.S. and international magazines and newspapers plus more than 1,200 different blogs are also available. Amazon’s new "Whispersync" technology automatically syncs Kindle 2 and the original Kindle.