Amazon has released Kindle 2, the new Kindle e-book reader.
Kindle 2, the latest wireless reading device, weighing about 290 grams, which is lighter than a typical paperback and as thin as most magazines. Kindle has a new 5-way controller, enabling precise on-screen navigation for selecting text to highlight or looking up words. Kindle is completely wireless and ready to use right out of the box, with no other setup needed. Kindle also features a new Text-to-Speech feature that can read out text for the user.
Kindle 2 holds over 1,500 books. The Kindle 2 is pried at $359 (approx Rs. 17400), and will be released on February 24.
Amazon had recently announced that it is working on making Kindle e-books available on a range of cell phones also, the details of when and which phones are not yet available yet.
Google also announced recently that 1.5 million books titles available from Google Book Search service can now be read on Apple iPhone and the phones running Google’s Android operating system. For now that is G1 by T-Mobile.