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CNET News Video: Introducing the Kindle 2
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CNET News Video: Introducing the Kindle 2

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Amazon.com introduces the Kindle 2 at a New York press conference featuring a special reading by author Stephen King.

[ Music ] ^M00:00:09 >> Natali: I'm Natali Del Conte with CNETNews.com and we're here with the Amazon Kindle 2 which was just launched here by Jeff Bezos [assumed spelling] in New York. >> Jeff: Today I'm excited to introduce Kindle 2. ^M00:00:23 [ Background noise ] ^M00:00:27 >> Jeff: So what do you get with Kindle 2? Free 3G wireless access to 230,000 books, the latest electronic paper display, 16 shades of gray, it's faster, it sips battery power so that you could read for 2 weeks, New York Times Best Seller's and most New Releases are $9.99 or less, no multi-year wireless contracts, no monthly service payments and when you want it to it reads to you. >> Natali: Stephen King was here to read from his new book "UR" which will be launched exclusively for the Kindle and I got a chance to interview him about it. How long have you been using a Kindle? >> Stephen: Since December of 2007 so it's been about 15 months. >> Natali: It seems like you were a little bit dubious from your presentation at first is that true? >> Stephen: Well I think that books were always my first love and obviously there's some uneasiness in the business about Kindles versus books and there's some in my own mind but I like them both, I mean I think there's room for Kindles and print books and books on audio CD the whole nine yards I think that it's all there. The real thing that's important is the story, if it's a good story the rest is just a medium of delivery. >> Natali: The Kindle will cost $359.00 and ship on February 24th but you can order it today if you'd like. I'm Natali Del Conte with CNETNews.com. ^E00:02:05

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