Amazon’s Kindle 2 is a mobile eBook reader. It was announced on February 9, 2009. An update on the original Amazon Kindle, Kindle 2 weighs 10.2 oz, has 7 times the storage space of its predecessor, added a 3-speed text-to-speech feature, and turns pages 20% faster than the original. The device also has 25% more battery life. The Kindle 2 uses 3G wireless technology to ensure fast download times on new books without a WiFi hotspot.
Kindle 2 utilizes a feature called “Whispersync bookmarking” to help users pick up where they left off, even between different Kindle devices.
Kindle 2 began shipping to customers on February 24, 2009.