Press event coming next month: Amazon Kindle 2 on the way?

As you gaze at this spy shot of the alleged Amazon Kindle 2 e-reader, read the tea leaves along with us: Amazon just announced a press conference at New York's Morgan Library & Museum, scheduled for Monday, February 9th. Now what do you think the company will be rolling out at a library? Hmm?

According to those in the know, the newest Kindle will lack that strange angular chin of its predecessor, and will be thinner but a bit longer. There's also talk of a larger-screen version for students. The new Kindle's going to shed some of the strange quirks of the Kindle 1, including accidental page turns, too. We have a feeling this is going to be great.

If I were Amazon, I would have scheduled the event for three days later, placing the press event and big rollout on February 12, 2009, the 200th anniversary of the birthday of that famed book reader and statesman extraordinaire, Abe Lincoln.

Via CrunchGear