MobileTechReview News, Reviews and Forums

General Discussions >> News

Head Honcho

Reged: 07/11/02
Posts: 8574
Loc: Texas
Amazon Kindle 2 video review and photos
      02/24/09 11:54 PM

Update: read our full Amazon Kindle 2 review here.

While we're working on our full review of the Amazon Kindle 2 eBook reader that started shipping today, here are some photos and a video to whet your appetite.

First impressions? Really nice. Though some have called this Kindle 1.1 since it lacks earth shattering new features like the touch screen on the Sony Reader PRS-700, there are enough here to make the Kindle 2 appeal to a wider audience. Chief among improvements is looks-- this is a very attractive eBook reader. First though: who stretched the iPhone 2G? Especially that aluminum back and super-slim design. It looks slimmer than the Sony Reader PRS-505 though it isn't.

Text-to-speech doesn't sound as horribly digitized as we expected and page refresh times seem a little faster than the first version. Compared to the Sony Reader 505 we'd say that the 505 has a wee bit more contrast (the page background is whiter) but the Kindle 2 has a more pleasing font. The screen is definitely better than the Sony Reader 700 since the 700's touch screen reduces contrast and introduces glare. Our full review will have detailed comparisons and comparison photos.

Here's the review which includes the male and female voices reading text aloud and comparisons with the Sony Reader 505 and 700. Enjoy and stay tuned for our full review!

The Sony Reader 700, Sony Reader 505 and the Amazon Kindle 2

Update: read our full Amazon Kindle 2 review here.


Edited by LisaG (02/27/09 04:24 AM)

Post Extras Print Post   Remind Me!     Notify Moderator

Entire topic
Subject Posted by Posted on
* Amazon Kindle 2 video review and photos LisaGModerator 02/24/09 11:54 PM

Extra information
0 registered and 434 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  Tong Zhang, LisaG, News, Jacob_Spindel 

Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is enabled
      UBBCode is enabled

Thread views: 6815

Rate this thread

Jump to

Contact the Folks at | Privacy statement Go to homepage

Powered by UBB.threads™ 6.5.5