Amazon.com Introduces Kindle DX

Kindle DX

Just when you thought the battle of the e-book readers would simply fade away, Amazon.com has just unveiled its latest edition of the highly-praised (but outrageously priced) Kindle in the form of Kindle DX.  This time, the Kindle DX has a larger 9.7-inch electronic paper display, an auto-rotate capacity, a built-in PDF reader, and storage that can accommodate up to 3,500 e-books.

The Kindle DX lets you access tons of New York Times Bestsellers as well as new releases for as much as US$9.99, while you can also get to read many top American and international magazines, not to mention up to 1,500 blogs.

With almost 2.5 times the surface of Kindle’s 6-inch display, the Kindle DX provides more reading pleasure.  The new version can also distinguish 16 different shades of gray for graphic-rich content.  And since printed words appear using real ink and not through a backlight, eyestrain and glare are non-existent.  Now you can read professional and personal documents, newspapers, and magazines, with much ease.

And with this graphic-rich content, users can now read what used to be uncharted territory for most e-book readers:  textbooks.  With Kindle DX, complex images, tables, charts, graphs, and equations look best on a large display.  Several textbook publishers have already provided their titles through the Kindle Store, while several universities in the United States are planning to launch trial programs to make Kindle DX available to students.  Students can able to take advantage of popular Kindle features like the ability to take notes and highlight, look up words in a built-in dictionary, search across the library, and carry all of their books in a lightweight gadget.

PDF files can now be also read through the Kindle DX through Adobe Reader Mobile technology.  This feature enables you to read professional and personal documents.  Simply have your contact e-mail their PDF format documents to their Kindle e-mail address of you can simply move the file using a USB connection.

However, with its introduction just three months after the same company unveiled the Kindle 2, many of those who bought the latter felt they have just wasted US$360 worth of precious recession money.

(Image source:  Amazon.com) 

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