It is hard for me to believe that we didn’t post anything about Kindle 2. The Los Angeles Times has an interesting summary about the new Kindle. Here is a video of Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos briefly introducing Kindle 2.
The Kindle 2 is sleeker and faster, stores more books and keeps a charge longer. Plus, there's an extra twist: It talks
The Authors Guild of America objected Kindle's innovative text-to-speech feature ( talking) claiming that Kindle doesn’t "have the right to read a book out loud. That's an audio right, which is derivative under copyright law."
Later Amazon decided not to fight The Authors Guild and allowed authors and publishers to decide whether to enable Kindle's text-to-speech function on a per-title basis.
I personally think that Amazon has a better chance in court proving their point, but I guess the company didn’t want to settle the argument legally.