If these images are for real, I may have to seriously consider coughing up $360 on February 24 for a new Kindle 2. Living in NYC and commuting everyday, I’ve always thought the Kindle was a bit too bulky to consider for my everday commute, but the Kindle 2 seems to be a huge improvement.
Traveling on the subway everyday, you can see a microcosm of technology down there. Since their initial launch, iPods/iPhones have always been popular with commuters, for pretty obvious reasons. It’s the perfect subway music device.
Books are another big favorite on the subway, but I can honestly say that I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Kindle on the subway. I’ve seen Nintendo DS’s, PSP’s, Blackberries and Sidekicks, but no Kindles.
I think there is still a ways to go on the price point (ideally around $199), but I’m curious if this new, sleek design will be the push commuters need to make the switch to e-reading. And, let’s not forget, it’s green too!