Amazon Kindle 2.0 Ebook Reader
o WhisperNet and Amazon’s great range of book titles (over 230,000 titles including 7,000+ free public domain classics etc.) are still the #1 feature and make the Kindle 2.0 the best eReader available.
o WhisperSync–synchronize across Kindle 1.0, Kindle 2.0, and soon across other mobile devices. Not only can you share books, you can also share the exact position in the book you were/are reading at – pretty cool.
o Read to Me feature. Text to Speech is very cool and should be fun. Note: Amazon has now given publishers the option to turn this off for their titles.
o Its very slim (0.36 inches), and sleeker with a metallic back. Opinion is divided on whether this looks better than Kindle 1 – However, Kindle 2.0 is definitely sleeker.
o 16 level gray scale screen is much sharper than the original Kindle’s 4 shade gray-scale. A few reviewers have been very taken by the improvement in the screen, and I have to admit it looks much better.
o Much better button placement and an end to accidental button clicks. The next page and previous page buttons are smaller and also you have to press them from the inside edge so holding the kindle by their outside edge does not cause page turns.
o 25% more battery life – This isn’t a plus since it’s balanced out by not being able to replace the battery.
o 2 GB internal storage - This isn’t really a high point though because of the lack of adding more storage severely restricts things.
o Still saving trees.
: 6" diagonal E-In electronic paper display, 600 x 800 pixel resolution at 167 ppi, 16-level gray scale.
o Size (in inches)
: 8" x 5.3" x 0.36".
: 10.2 ounces.
o System requirements
: None, because it doesn’t require a computer.
: 2GB internal (approximately 1.4GB available for user content).
o Battery Life
: Read on a single charge for up to 4 days with wireless on. Turn wireless off and read for up to two weeks. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as shopping the Kindle Store and downloading content. In low coverage areas or in 1xRTT only coverage, wireless usage will consume battery power more quickly.
o Charge Time
: Fully charges in approximately 4 hours and supports charging from your computer via the included USB 2.0 cable.
: EVDOmodem with fallback to 1xRTT; utilizes Amazon Whispernet to provide U.S wireless coverage via Sprint’s 3G high-speed data network (check wireless coverage). See Wireless Terms and Conditions.
o USB Port
: USB 2.0 (micro-B connector) for connection to the Kindle power adapter or optionally to connect to a PC or Macintosh computer.
: 3.5mm stereo audio jack, rear-mounted stereo speakers.
o Content 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.
o Included Accessories
: Power adapter, USB 2.0 cable, rechargeable battery, Book cover.
: Quick Start Guide(included in box) [PDF]; Kindle 2 User’s Guide(pre-installed on device) [PDF].
o Warranty and Service
: 1 year limited warranty and service included.