Earlier this week, Amazon starting shipping the new Kindle 2 e-book reader. Priced at $359, the Kindle 2 is thinner and a bit lighter than the original Kindle.

This video features a hands-on demonstration with Amazon’s new e-book reader. Learn about the Kindle 2's new features, and whether it's an improvement over the original Kindle.

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A full review of the Kindle 2 is in the works. Our sister publication, PC World, gave its first impressions of the Kindle 2 when it was unveiled earlier this month. You can also check out this photo slideshow that compares the original Kindle and the Kindle 2.

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At a Glance
  • Pros

    • Lets you buy and download e-books wirelessly
    • Improved screen text and a slimmer profile compared to first generation Kindle


    • Need to use menu to disable wireless
    • Joystick nav and buttons are stiff and awkward
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