Amazon Kindle 2 Has Hidden SIM Card Slot


We haven’t been talking about the Amazon Kindle 2 a lot. Know why? Because everyone and their mother has been talking about it. Jeff Bezos was even on The Colbert Report shilling his new eBook reader. Interestingly, though, when the boys at iFixIt cracked open a brand new Kindle 2, they found a surprise waiting inside. See that circled area on the PCB? That’s a space for a SIM card. And something tells me, that with a soldering iron, a SIM card holder and some programming, you could turn the Kindle 2 into an entirely new device. Perhaps you could even speed up the downloads of eBooks and digital content.

Any ideas? What do you think that missing SIM slot is for?

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  1. A hidden Kindle easter egg…very cool! 🙂

  2. That is really weird. Perhaps they are already gearing up for the Kindle 3? That would for sure turn the Kindle into a completely new device which is something I think it needs. In a world with multi-function laptops, iPhones, cell phones, having a product that is only for reading just isn’t enough. I saw this video with ZDnet talking about the Kindle’s practicality, or lack of…

  3. Yep, sounds like Kindle 3. I think since they, Amazon, bought e-Ink and are now working on a full color and flexible screen. Things are pointing to Kindle3 with internet surfing. Now if they could add a decent OS, Atom maybe?

  4. Well, since the kindle connects to AT&T’s 3G network, then it has to have a SIM card.

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