Amazon Makes Kindle 2 Official
Amazon.com used a literary heavyweight to herald the launch Monday of its second-generation Kindle lightweight electronic book portal.
At a media event in New York City, author and Kindle aficionado Stephen King read an excerpt from a novella, "Ur," whose plot features mention of the device. The work is available for pre-order today - as is the Kindle 2, said amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.
The device will be available starting Feb. 24 at $359 through the Web site.