Amazon ships Kindle 2 a day early

By Justin Mann on February 23, 2009, 6:52 PM
Those who bought a Kindle 2 on pre-order will benefit slightly from Amazon's expedience after they shipped the devices one day earlier than initially planned. The Kindle 2 was just made official earlier this month, keeping the original e-book reader's price but adding considerable amounts of feature richness.

The next challenge for Amazon is proving to the world that the Kindle concept in general is one worth adopting. While they like to say the original beat their expectations in terms of sales, it's still by far a niche device. Aside from the tactile feel of a Kindle not matching a book, one of the big setbacks for the device is its high cost. You may be able to get books cheaper for it, but at $360 upfront it looks a lot less attractive.

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windmill007 said:
I want one...not...every hear of a laptop, or netbook, or cell phone? Can do the same more. Serious.... A cool device but no one will pay anything over $149 if that. They seem as bad as apple with this pricing...Hummm wonder if its actually apple in disguise
captain828 said:
Looks like an Apple to me too... all white, minimalistic design, overly thin, overpricedDefinitely Appleish at the least. ;)Jokes aside, this is not the kind of device for a global economic crisis.
tengeta said:
Netbooks may kill the idea of these things, they can do this plus surf the web and play older games.It was an interesting idea 10 years ago when they first came up with it, but they took too long and its way too expensive.
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