Amazon.com today starts shipping the new Kindle to customers who pre-ordered them. According to Amazon, more new Kindles were ordered in the first month than any other Kindle launch in the same time frame. More about the new Kindle:
The all-new Kindle has an electronic-ink screen with 50 percent better contrast than any other e-reader, a new sleek design with a 21 percent smaller body while still keeping the same 6-inch-size reading area, 15 percent lighter weight at just 8.5 ounces, 20 percent faster page turns, up to one month of battery life with wireless off, double the storage to 3,500 books, no glare even in bright sunlight and built-in Wi-Fi?all for only $139. The all-new Kindle 3G with all of these new features plus the convenience of free 3G wireless is only $189.