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Submission + - Amazon adds battery life, PDF support to Kindle (

An anonymous reader writes: Amazon today announced a free firmware update to its Kindle e-readers that extends battery life with wireless on by up to 85%. The update also adds native PDF support and manual screen rotation to the readers. The update is available for both the US and International versions of the Kindle 2 and will be automatically distributed through Amazon's Whispernet.

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