- New buttons make it easy to turn the page from any holding position.
It’s already easy to turn the page from any holding position. It’s easy to turn the page if you don’t mean to.
Heh. It’s not a bug, it’s a feature!
The new 5-way controller on Kindle 2 allows for more precise note-taking and highlighting both up and down and side to side in lines of text. The new controller also makes it easy to quickly jump between articles and sections of newspapers.
As expected, Kindle is targeting newspaper and magazine readers as much as book readers – smart move, with the wireless onboard. And given how newspaper-addicted the commuters around me are, this is a big lure.
Using the read-to-me feature, anything you can read on Kindle, including books, newspapers, magazines, blogs, and personal documents, Kindle 2 can read to you…. The Text-to-Speech feature in Kindle 2 utilizes Realspeak™ Solo software from Nuance Communications, Inc.
Now that is very cool, since I would love to stitch and listen to books at the same time. But I can promise that such a feature would drive Hubby nuts, to say nothing of uncaffeinated commuters using that feature without headphones.
Never underestimate the power of uncaffeinated commuters to do something outrageously annoying and stupid on the bus, train, or subway.
Pictures of Kindle II: Now with More Bubbliciousness are on the Amazon website, where you can preorder your device now.
Am I tempted to upgrade? No, thanks. The read-to-me feature is alluring as hell, but I’m still after bargains and am eager to pit the Sony against Kindle 1.0. And at $359, this is not a bargain, nor is it enough to tempt me to trade in and upgrade.