updated 04:40 pm EST, Tue February 10, 2009
Amacon Kindle 2 worldwide
An Amazon spokesperson said the Kindle 2 e-book reader officially announced just yesterday will be launched in countries outside of the US, says a Tuesday Reg Hardware report. While there is "ambition" for an international introduction, no specific dates for the widespread launch were mentioned. The original and popular Kindle was only sold in the US via Amazon.
In the past, the company had a tough time keeping up with demand for the Kindle, with waiting times as long as 13 weeks. The new device has a 6-inch E-Ink screen, downloads content via a 3G data connection to 2GB of onboard memory and has a new ability to read out books via its built-in speakers.
The Kindle 2 is due to ship to the US on February 24th, priced at $359.