Just got an e-mail from Alexander Turcic over at MobileRead.
Turcic, based in Switzerland, writes:
I hope you are doing fine. Got some news regarding Kindle 2 price and release info, plus the first Kindle 2 pics.
According to the post, the Kindle 2, which is expected to be announced Monday at 10 a.m. in New York, will be available on February 24 and carry a list price of $359--just like its predecessor. All in all, the device looks similar to what we saw in earlier leaked photos, but in these shots the Kindle 2 looks sleeker and decidedly more impressive. While we have no confirmation that this is the real deal, these look like marketing shots if I ever saw them.
More photos after the jump.