Amazon to Introduce a New Kindle
Amazon.com will introduce a second version of its Kindle e-reading device in New York City on Feb. 9, reported The New York Times (http://Bits.Blogs.NYTimes.com/2009/01/27/amazons-kindle-2-will-debut-feb-9/). The online retailer sent out e-mail messages to the media this week announcing a news conference on that date to be held at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York. According to the Times, Amazon has confirmed that CEO Jeff Bezos will host the event. No other details have been released.
Further fueling speculation that a Kindle 2 is imminent, Amazon now lists the device's availability as "expected to ship in four to six weeks." Previously, it was expected to ship in 11 to 13 weeks. The device has been out of stock since November.