I have used the Amazon Kindle (now officially verrsion 1.o) and loved it. My major gripes were the lack of definite support for PDF files and the huge buttons caused me to inadvertently move forward and backwards in what I was reading. So – the new one has smaller buttons, longer battery (presumably), and better screen (presumably). The facts are this for all those out there:
I read a Kindle for over 20 hours on a necessary road trip dealing with shadows, rain, sun, and a tap-tap-gas-gas-brake-brake driver and never had eye fatigue. I read hundreds of pages of PDF documents – government documents, whitepapers from colleagues, and the necessary product spec guide. The idea of sliming down my bag AND being more green is superb. To top it off – I was about to buy one for $400 online – so a new one for $40 cheaper is a steal.
Let me know your thoughts when you get it hands on.