Amazon Kindle 2 Available to Order Now – $359 Rob Bushway02/09/2009 The big Amazon Kindle 2 press conference is going on right now – but you can go ahead and order yours now for $359. They start shipping on February 24. Original Kindle owners get first priority, too, if they order by midnight PST February 10th! New features:Advertisement 3G – no monthly fees, no contracts, no service plans Text to speech Advanced scree technology for crisper reading, 16 shades of gray Thinner – 1/3 of an inch, which I think is thinner than the iPhone Syncing amongst other Kindles so you can read on one book and resume reading on another at the page you left off on. 25% longer battery life Better design to prevent accidental paging.