Kindle 2: $359, Thinner, More Storage and It Reads to You

The leaked information had it right. Here are the full details on Amazon's new Kindle 2:

New Functions
• "Whispersync" to sync Kindle, Kindle 2 and other devices wirelessly
• Text to speech (yes, it will read to you)

Price
• $359 on February 24

Form
• 8" x 5.3" x 0.36".
• "25 percent thinner than the iPhone"
• 10.2 ounces
• New 5-way controller
• 3.5mm audio jack
• USB 2.0



Display
• 6" diagonal E-Ink®
• 600 x 800 pixel resolution at 167 ppi
• New E-Ink features 16 shades of grey

Battery Life
• Battery life has been increased by 25 percent
• Read for 4 days straight with EVDO on, 2 weeks EVDO off

Storage
• 2GB, or 7 times more storage than the first Kindle, or 1,500 books

Performance
• 20 percent faster page turning

Formats supported
• Kindle (AZW), TXT, Audible (formats 4, Audible Enhanced (AAX)), MP3, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively
• PDF, HTML, DOC, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion

Kindle 2: $359, Thinner, More Storage and It Reads to You

Kindle 2: $359, Thinner, More Storage and It Reads to You

Kindle 2: $359, Thinner, More Storage and It Reads to You

Kindle 2: $359, Thinner, More Storage and It Reads to You

Kindle 2: $359, Thinner, More Storage and It Reads to You

Kindle 2: $359, Thinner, More Storage and It Reads to You


And you can pre-order it from Amazon now.