Amazon launches Kindle 2

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Amazon Kindle 2
We're excited to announce Amazon's introduction of Amazon Kindle 2, the next generation wireless reading device. With a sleek and thin design that makes Kindle 2 as thin as a typical magazine and lighter than a paperpack, the new Kindle has seven times more storage and now holds over 1,500 books. It has a longer battery life, and faster page turns. An advanced display provides even crisper images and clearer text for an improved book-like reading experience. And Kindle 2 even reads to you, with "Read to Me", our new Text to Speech feature. With Kindle 2 we kept everything readers love about the original Kindle--the convenience of reading what you want, when you want it, the immediacy of getting a book wirelessly delivered in less than 60 seconds, and Kindle's ability to "disappear" in your hands so you can get lost in the author's words. The Kindle Store has over 230,000 eBooks available! Now, I know that some of you are probably anti digital reading devise. And, to be honest, I am a little bit too. I love books. There's something about curling up with a book that is different that sitting with a plastic box. But, I am buying an Amazon Kindle 2 anyway. Why? Because soon I plan to leave on a world tour. I won't always be able to find a bookstore that sells books in English (or German). And, if I'm going to be gone for over a year, can you imagine carting around close to 100 books? That would get way too heavy! And, if I bought them and shipped them back to the states, all those books and that postage would cost me more than a Kindle. So, soon, I'm going to break down and buy one. I highly recommend you buy one too, especially if you're going to be doing any international travel for a significant length of time.

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