How does the new Amazon Kindle stack up size-wise when compared to the original version? Well, the first Kindle measured 19 x 13.5 x 1.8 cm while Kindle 2 clocks in at 20.3 x 13.5 x 0.9 cm.
Right off the bat, the second-gen Kindle is significantly thinner than the original. At only 9mm, it is nearly half the size—and around 25% thinner than an iPhone. It's also a centimetre taller (the screen is still 15cm) but it weighs in at 290 grams—just a shade lighter than the 292 gram original.
It may not have shed much weight, but 290 grams is still comparable to a traditional paperback book—and it's still quite an accomplishment given the 7-fold increase in storage and 25% increase in battery life. [Amazon]