As predicted at the end of January this year, Amazon has unveiled a new Kindle e-book reader featuring a slimmer less clunky design, more storage space and quicker operation. That's the good news, the bad news is not only is it the same price ($359) but there are still no confirmed plans to release the reader in the UK (or anywhere other than the USA for that matter).

Amazon really have improved the look and feel of the Kindle and along with more storage space, the battery life has been improved too. While the Kindle is a very small part of Amazons ever expanding business, they are predicted to have sold over half a million units in 2008 and it was sold out over Christmas.

The new Kindle is available for preorder (in the USA) and will ship from February 24.