Speaking of Kindle 2
Which I’m sure you’ve all heard, was announced this week for shipping by February 24th. There’s a lot of coverage about the device, but it seems evolutionary rather than revolutionary. Nice summary of features here. Top threes from that post:
Kindle 2.0 High Points
- WhisperNet and Amazon’s great range of book titles (over 230,000 titles including 7,000+ free public domain classics etc.) are still the 31 feature and make the Kindle 2.0 the best eReader available.
- WhisperSync – synchronize across Kindle 1, 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 in my opinion.
- Read to Me feature. Text to Speech is very cool and should be fun.
Kindle 2.0 Low Points
- Still Expensive at $359.
- Still not pretty.
- The lack of a colour screen is another problem I have.