Amazon will replace Kindle 2 screens for free

As you've probably heard by now, Amazon has come under fire recently for the screens on the Kindle 2. Apparently, they've been cracking left and right and Amazon was requiring people to pay a $200 replacement fee to have them fixed.

But a $5 million class action lawsuit brought up yesterday against the company seems to have done the trick, as Amazon has just announced they'll be repairing Kindle 2 models for free. Well, replacing is more the right word.

The Amazon Kindle 2 currently costs $299, so a $200 replacement fee was rather outlandish, especially for what seems to be a design flaw–not carelessness by Kindle owners. But it looks like everything is solved now.