The successor to the Amazon Kindle 2 — in other words — thinner, lighter, less expensive, and Wi-Fi enabled, with the same 6-inch screen but with 50% better contrast and a 21% smaller footprint with 20% faster page turns. There’s also double the built-in memory — 4GB. The pricing is $189 for Wi-Fi plus 3G model and $139 Wi-Fi only.
To double on the new improvements and features, Amazon loaded an experimental Webkit browser that takes a millennium to load and provides only one form of salvation — an article mode which formats articles to be exactly like the eBooks on the reader. The new Kindle starts pre-ordering today.