There are tons of articles and posts about the new Kindle 2 from Amazon.com. Rather than bore you with the same information and my opinion, here are some photos of the size difference between the two versions WITH the cover.
Since many will be carrying the device with the case, this might be a more important comparison than the stand-alone device. The new case is not included with the Kindle 2. So although Amazon positions the device as being the same price, it’s really $29.99 more expensive. That said, this case is real leather and of much higher quality than the included case with the Kindle 1.