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An update to the Kindle 2 gives users better battery life and native PDF support.
The latest generation Kindle has increased in battery life by 85%. According to the Amazon press release, "Kindle now has battery life of up to seven days even with wireless turned on, a significant improvement from the previous battery life of four days."
The Kindle now has built-in PDF support without having to convert files over Whispernet, which used to have usage fees associated with it. This functionality was previously reserved for purchasers of the Amazon Kindle DX.
The press release goes on to say:
"Amazon also announced today that previous purchasers of the new Kindle will also receive the 85 percent battery life improvements with wireless on, and native PDF support via a firmware update automatically delivered via Whispernet wireless. Native PDF support will also be available for some earlier versions of Kindle via an automatic Whispernet wireless firmware update. "
All of this is good news to previous Kindle purchasers and new ones alike.