After spending a week with Amazon’s $360 Kindle 2, I’d like to say we were wrong about it not being a big step forward, but for better or worse, it’s the same Kindle as before.
The annals of gadgetry are littered with revisions that just aren’t meaningful, like the 3rd Gen iPod with its solid-state buttons, or the slimmer, lighter but substantially unchanged PSP-2000. But after waiting a year and change for Amazon to get serious about its Kindle platform—serious enough to keep the thing in stock—I was surprised at how banal the modifications were. Why didn’t they just lower the price of the $400 original to something like $300 or $250, and build more?
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