I also like this statement on the Amazon page:
Special Opportunity for Kindle 1 Owners: Even though we’ve increased our manufacturing capacity, we want to be sure our original Kindle owners are first in line to receive Kindle 2. Place your Kindle 2 order by midnight PST on February 10th and you will receive first priority.
The new features of the new Kindle over the existing Kindle include the following:
These things remain the same:
One new feature with this Kindle is Whispersync that lets you switch between different Kindle devices and keep your reading location synchronized. I don't really know why you need two Kindle devices, but if you are an avid reader who has more than one and never wants to run out of battery then maybe you will need this feature. In the slides shown at the launch event, it did state you could use this to sync up the Kindle 1.0, Kindle 2.0 and other mobile devices so maybe we will see Kindle support on the iPhone or other mobile operating system.
I'm not sure if the new Kindle comes with a case in the package of if you will have to buy one from a 3rd party. As I said, I did order one today, but am still not sure it is worth this price when I have a very capable Kindle 1.0 already. Are you ordering a new Kindle? What do you find compelling about it?
A couple things I personally wanted to see in this new Kindle were:
I don't think a touchscreen or color display is needed for an ebook reader and the new thickness of the device and design seems much more attractive than Kindle 1.0.