Amazon.com has introduced the second edition of its e-book reader, the Kindle, with some new features. The Kindle 2 can read books with its unique text-to-speech feature, which converts text on a page to spoken words. The device receives wireless delivery of content from the Kindle Store, and comes with longer battery life, faster page turns, over seven times more storage, and sharper images.
Kindle 2 is purpose-built for reading with a six-inch (15.24 cm) electronic paper display that looks and reads like real paper, letting users read for hours without eye strain caused by reading on a backlit display.
Users can switch back and forth between reading and listening, and their spot is automatically saved. Pages turn automatically while the content is being read, allowing users the freedom to listen hands-free. Users can even choose to be read to by male or female voices, and can choose the speed to suit their listening preference. Using the read-to-me feature, users can also read newspapers, magazines, blogs and personal documents on Kindle 2.