Better start checking your order status, kids -- Amazon's Kindle 2 has started shipping a couple days before the February 24 launch date. Of course, it's Sunday, so we'd bet these things actually ship tomorrow and arrive on Tuesday as promised, but that doesn't make it any less exciting -- and even better, our tipster wasn't a preferred Kindle 1 owner, so it looks like even new orders are due to arrive on time. Fingers crossed!

[Thanks, Parker]