Amazon Upgrades the Kindle DX

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Amazon has just announced a new and improved version of their larger eBook reader, the Kindle DX. It has an improved screen, better battery life, free worldwide connectivity and is available in dark gray (to list some of the upgrades). Amazon’s Kindle continues to be the iPad’s biggest competition in the eReader game. Priced at $379, the latest generation Kindle DX has come down in price while improving its specs/features but is it enough to not loose its market share to the iPad and other more capable tablets rushing to the market…

It will have the following specs/features:

    • All New, High Contrast E-Ink Screen: Our graphite Kindle DX uses our all new, improved electronic ink display, with 50% better contrast for the clearest text and sharpest images
    • Beautiful Large Display: The 9.7″ diagonal E-ink screen is ideal for a broad range of reading material, including graphic-rich books, PDFs, newspapers, magazines, and blogs
    • Read in Sunlight with No Glare: Unlike backlit computer or LCD screens, Kindle DX’s display looks and reads like real paper, with no glare. Read as easily in bright sunlight as in your living room
    • Slim: Just over 1/3 of an inch, as thin as most magazines
    • Books In Under 60 Seconds: Get books delivered wirelessly in less than 60 seconds; no PC required
    • Free 3G Wireless: No monthly payments, no annual contracts. Download books anywhere, anytime
    • Long Battery Life: Read for up to 1 week on a single charge with wireless on. Turn wireless off and read for up to two weeks.
    • Carry Your Library: Holds up to 3,500 books, periodicals, and documents
    • Buy Books Once, Read Them Anywhere: Kindle books can be read on all your devices. Our Whispersync technology saves and synchronizes your Kindle library and last page read across your Kindle(s), PC, iPhone, Mac, iPad, Android phone, and BlackBerry device
    • Social Networks: Share your passion for reading with friends and family by posting meaningful passages to Twitter and Facebook directly from your Kindle
    • Global Coverage: Enjoy 3G wireless coverage at home or abroad in over 100 countries. See details. Check wireless coverage map.
    • Built-In PDF Reader: Carry and read all of your personal and professional documents on the go. Now with Zoom capability to easily view small print and detailed tables or graphics
    • Auto-Rotating Screen: Display auto-rotates from portrait to landscape as you turn the device so you can view full-width maps, graphs, tables, and Web pages
    • Read-to-Me: With the text-to-speech feature, Kindle DX can read newspapers, magazines, blogs, and books out loud to you, unless the book’s rights holder made the feature unavailable
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  • Tetsubo July 3, 2010, 7:05 am

    This may be a model I am actually interested in. But I am not interested in the $379 price tag. I will wait 18 – 24 months until it is obsolete and pick one up refurbished when they are under $100. 🙂 I want something to read gaming PDFs on, not the latest and greatest new novels.

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