500 years ago there was a new tool, called a book. It hasn't changed much. Until now.
Amazon has been selling ebooks for years. It didn't work... until fourteen months ago when they started to sell the Kindle.
Now 10% of the units Amazon sells are Kindle book sales. AMAZING!
A quick rundown on what's new and improved from Kindle v.1:
* The location of the buttons is smooth and efficient.
* It reads aloud! The sound is fairly good -- still computer-like, but totally listenable. I wonder, though. How will the Author's Guild feel about that?
* The screen seems more responsive.
* The 5-way controller lets you go to sections, preview stories, and move a cursor through documents for word searches.
* Whispersync: Read a little on your device, switch to another one, read there -- it will keep your page wirelessly.
* It has 7 times more storage than the original.
* It's thinner than the iPhone!
Ships on February 24th. Price? $359. Not a steal but certainly is worth it for the serious reader.