The Kindle 2 has broken out of hiding and confirms the rumors of its existence. The new Kindle is a nicer form factor with the same size screen as the original. This version lacks an SD slot and the battery is no longer user accessible. The display shows the unit has almost 1.5GB of storage left although we do not know how much is already in use. The Kindle 2 also retains its EV-DO for wireless access and according to the lucky person who has had hands-on with the Kindle 2, it feels slightly heavier, is thinner and is of better build quality.