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Kindle 3 should be an iPhone app

Amazon today announced the new Kindle 2 ($259) ($359) the successor to its a purpose-built eBook reader. The update is thinner, lighter, has more storage, a better display, better button placement and will be available on 24 February 2009 according to Amazon.
Written by Jason D. O'Grady, Contributor

Carry your library in 10.2 ouncesAmazon today announced the new Kindle 2 ($259) ($359) the successor to its a purpose-built eBook reader. The update is thinner, lighter, has more storage, a better display, better button placement and will be available on 24 February 2009 according to Amazon.

Engadget has a posted a hands-on review with video of the K2 in action.

The new dictionary pop up (it brings up your definition on the bottom of the screen as you're scrolling through text) is a huge win.

Kindle 1 owners that place their Kindle 2 order by midnight PST on 10 February 2009 (tomorrow!) will receive "first priority" on the new device.

Instead of carrying around more proprietary hardware (with a black and white screen, no less) I can't help but think that the Kindle 3 will be an iPhone app. That's if Apple doesn't beat Amazon to it and add a books section on the iTunes Store. Apple already sells audio books, after all. And let's not forget about the competition from Google Books.

Kindle owners, are you upgrading?

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