Wednesday, February 11, 2009

K-Day (like D-Day or V-day - yeah I know . . . I kinda suck)

The day SO many of us has waited for - is here. And I am sooooooooooo glad I held out.

The kindle 2 is now available for pre-order with a price tag of $359. I will be spending the day deciding to pre-order or not to pre-order.

For those of you who did not receive the same e-mail as myself. Here is the announcement:

Dear Customers,

I am proud to introduce Kindle 2—the next generation of our wireless reading device.

Since launching the original Kindle a little over a year ago, the customer response has far surpassed our highest hopes—and were grateful and appreciative for that. More people are reading more books, periodicals, and blogs on Kindle sooner than we ever imagined. We kept everything readers love about the original Kindle—the convenience of reading what you want, when you want it, the immediacy of getting book wirelessly delivered in less than 60 seconds, and Kindles ability to disappear in your hands so you can get lost in the authors words.

Improved battery life means you can read up to four days on a single charge. Its new, streamlined design makes Kindle 2 as thin as a typical magazine and lighter than a paperback. We added more storage, allowing you to carry over 1,500 titles. An advanced display provides even crisper images and clear text for an improved book-like reading experience. Our new new Text-to-Speech feature means Kindle can read every book, blog, magazine, and newspaper out loud to you.

At Amazon, weve always been obsessed with selection, and we know that even the best reading device would be useless without the books you want to read. Today, the Kindle Store has more than 230,000 books, including 103 of the 110 New York Times Best Sellers, plus top newspapers, magazines, and blogs. We added over 40,000 new titles in just the last three months. Our vision for Kindle is to have every book ever printed, in any language, all available in under 60 seconds.

We hope you enjoy Kindle 2.

Jeff Bezos

P.S. If you'd like to have Kindle 2 ship to you the day it becomse available, we recommend you preorder today to reserve your place in line.
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