Kindle 2 Is a Whole New Book
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 9, 2009 4:28 PM CST

(Newser) – The Kindle 2 e-reader unveiled by Amazon today is great if you love computers, Tom Leonard writes in the Telegraph. "Wafer-thin," it's more "fragile bird" than book and boasts a tiny keyboard perfect for the i-Pod/Blackberry crowd. But the clear, no-glare screen and grayscale display are easy on the eyes. “For those who won't miss the feel, the weight and—of course—the smell of a book,” Leonard writes, “Kindle may do the trick.”

John Timmer is pleased despite some reservations, he writes on Ars Technica. He complained about the first Kindle’s display, saying E-Ink technology wasn't up to snuff—but the hardware company came through, making Kindle 2 "a far better device as a result." The sequel is faster, more responsive, and thinner. The keyboard left Timmer “completely lost,” but makes him “anxious to see what's in store for Kindle 3.”