First Gutted Glimpse Inside the Kindle 2


By Jason Boog Comment


After removing 16 screws, some nerdy readers opened up the Kindle 2–making some interesting discoveries about the future of the digital reading device.

Above, you can see the fully-dissected machine, compliments of the bright minds at Ifixit. The experts discovered that the new Kindle has nothing protecting the e-ink screen, which should encourage readers to buy a screen protector for the $359 device.

Interestingly enough, T3News points out something in the guts of the machine: “The presence of an unused SIM card slot could therefore be seen as a good indication that Amazon is planning to bring its eBook reader to other countries. Like this one [the UK]. Where we speak (and read) English. Of course, there’s also the possibility that it was simply a left over from an earlier stage of the design, but we don’t like that kind of pessimistic thinking.” (Via TeleRead)