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Amazon Kindle 2011 Wrap-Up

Amazon Kindle 2011 Wrap-Up

Amazon's Kindle event today brought not one but four new models, along with some quiet rebranding and even a new browser. Heady stuff, then, and plenty to get your head around, especially if all you want to do is some casual reading. We've pulled together all of this morning's Amazon news to get you up to speed, so click on for the the ereader goodness.

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Amazon Kindle 2 drops to $299

Amazon Kindle 2 drops to $299

Amazon have slashed $60 off the price of their Amazon Kindle 2 ebook reader, pulling the device to $299 for the first time.  The move is being seen as a response to a growing number of ebook reader rivals, though admittedly none have the same wireless distribution network in place that Amazon have organized.

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Amazon Kindle 2 photos leak: launching Feb 24th for $359?

Amazon Kindle 2 photos leak: launching Feb 24th for $359?

Official press photos of the Amazon Kindle 2 ebook reader have leaked, ahead of what's assumed to be the company's launch event in New York tomorrow.  The photos, which are accompanied by a rumored pricetag of $359, show the same device that we first saw several months back in 2008, with a newly streamlined casing and metal back.

High-resolution images of the Amazon Kindle 2 after the cut

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Amazon Kindle 2 breaks cover? Sleeker casing, new joystick & mini-USB

Amazon Kindle 2 breaks cover? Sleeker casing, new joystick & mini-USB

Images purporting to be of the Amazon Kindle 2, the online retailer's follow-up to the wirelessly-enabled ebook reader, have turned up at the BGR.  Suggesting a physically larger device, with redesigned circular keys, newly shrunken page-turn buttons intended to minimize accidental flips, and a joystick that replaces the scroll-wheel, the Kindle 2 still has EV-DO connectivity but boosts internal storage to around 1.5GB.

More images after the cut

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite e-reader to see 3rd generation by Q2 2014

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite e-reader to see 3rd generation by Q2 2014

If you thought the second Paperwhite came out fast, don't blink. The third generation of the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite e-reader is due for release sometime in the second quarter of next year, TechCrunch reported today. This will be mere months after the release of its second generation, which in turn showed up only a year after the original. But although Amazon may seem a little quick on the draw, the specs and feature improvements may well justify the fast turnover.

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Kindle Paperwhite 2 makes brief appearance on Amazon

Kindle Paperwhite 2 makes brief appearance on Amazon

Amidst the launch of its new home automation store and the announcement of MatchBook, a discounted ebook program for customers who bought physical copies of certain books, Amazon seems to have another unveiling in the works, one that made its public appearance a bit early. For a brief spat of time, a next-generation Kindle Paperwhite ereader was listed on the company's website, only to be pulled a short while later.

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD and HD 8.9 spreads: over 170 countries [Update: Appstore in nearly 200]

Amazon Kindle Fire HD and HD 8.9 spreads: over 170 countries [Update: Appstore in nearly 200]

Amazon's Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9 ereader-tablets are set to spread, with preorders lighting up in over 170 countries from today. The 7- and 8.9-inch tablets - which run Amazon's heavily customized Android platform - have been available in the US, select countries in Europe, and Japan for some time now, but will make their worldwide play from June 13 when they both begin shipping more broadly. Update: Amazon also has news about Appstore availability; more details after the cut.

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