Amazon releasing Kindle 2.0 on Monday?

CrunchGear is reporting that Amazon is hosting a press conference this coming Monday, at 10am EST. Not much is currently known about the conference, but it is widely expected for Amazon to release the second version of their e-book device, the Kindle.

Amazon launched the original Kindle on November, 2007, and uses an electronic paper display. It allows e-book downloading wirelessly, via Amazon's Whispernet system.

As for the Kindle 2.0, a few details are known. It is expected to be an updated version, with the same size screen as the current one, but with a smaller form factor, and a source told CrunchGear that Amazon has "skipped three or four generations," comparing the old Kindle to the Apple's original iPod and the new version to something like the iPod Mini. Additionally, it could possibly have a touchscreen, but not a color e-ink screen.

Pricing is assumed to be the same as the current Kindle. More details will be posted Monday, during Amazon's press conference.

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