Kindle 2 announced today

I just got this message when I logged into today, and it appears that the Kindle 2 has indeed arrived:


Needless to say, I already pre-ordered two units. The kids will get our Kindle 1 devices as "hand-me-downs". Yes, I am happy to admit that I'm an early adopter when it comes to the Kindle - see my initial review of the Kindle on this blog, and most of what I said back then still holds true. I will also post a review here once I actually receive the Kindle 2 device - Amazon has promised it for February 25th. Hey, Amazon: are you listening? Send it to me tomorrow, and I'll review it earlier... :-)

Obviously, techmeme is abuzz with different blog reactions, and I found this story in the Wall Street Journal today very informative, too.