Sunday, February 8, 2009

Amazon Kindle's Whispernet Leverages Sprint's EVDO Network unveiled its Kindle 2 reading device featuring a slimmer design, longer battery life, faster page turns, over seven times more storage, sharper images, and a new read-to-me feature. Kindle 2 offers a high-resolution 6-inch electronic paper display that aims to minimize the eyestrain caused by reading electronic displays. More than 230,000 books are now available in the Kindle Store. The device costs $359.

As with the previous generation, the new Kindle download's content via Amazon's Whispernet, which runs over Sprint's nationwide 3G EVDO network. No subscription fee or access fee is charged to browse the online store or to download content. Amazon covers all connectivity costs.

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