Amazon Kindle 2: What's New, When's it Available, and Everything Else

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Amazon has launched its new Kindle 2.0 e-book reader. The updated device will run $359 and will begin shipping February 24. Pre-orders are already being accepted, with priority being given to current Kindle owners.

Some "experimental features" being debuted in Kindle 2 include a text-to-voice function that lets you choose to have books read aloud to you, an MP3 player, and a basic Web browser. The new Kindle also has an "instant dictionary look-up" option to help you figure out any unknown words you might encounter.

You can read the full technical specs on Amazon's official Kindle 2 page here.

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