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Kindle DX Available for PreOrder in 100+ Countries

This just out…..

SEATTLE—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced that Amazon Kindle DX, the purpose-built reading device that offers Kindle’s revolutionary wireless delivery and massive selection of content with a large 9.7-inch electronic paper display, is available for the first time to customers around the world. With 2.5 times the surface area of Kindle’s 6-inch display, Kindle DX’s larger electronic paper display with 16 shades of gray has more area for graphic-rich content, such as professional and personal documents, newspapers, magazines and textbooks. Kindle DX with Global Wireless is available for pre-order starting today for $489 at http://www.amazon.com/kindledx and ships Jan. 19.

For more details, go to www.amazon.com/kindledx


January 6, 2010 - Posted by | eReader, Gadgets n Gizmos, Kindle | , ,


  1. Just wait till Apple comes out with iSlate (in color instead of 16 shades of grey) and it will make the Kindle obsolete.

    Comment by Lin Lee | January 8, 2010 | Reply

  2. My husband has a Kindle DX. As of July, you still needed a credit card that mails to a US address to order books, magazines, etc… from Amazon. If you have that, then you can download your purchased items via the USB drive. You can also recharge your Kindle using the USB drive so there are no concerns about the voltage/plug conversion. You can also download PDFs to it even if it’s in Chinese.

    The problem is that the whispernet function (ability to connect to the internet directly via the Kindle) does not work in HK. So, this limits the ability to get your periodicals automatically delivered to your Kindle daily. You would need to use the USB drive for that.

    We got the DX when in July in preparation for our move to HK. My husband wanted to purchase a lot of books in the US and print out PDFs which was just too bulky for the move. So, the DX has been great for us as our goal was access to US-published books anytime we want them and not worry about their bulkiness. But, you will not be able to take advantage of it full functions from HK.

    Comment by Jonie | March 4, 2010 | Reply

  3. You can switch back and forth between reading and listening, and your spot is automatically saved. Pages automatically turn while the content is being read, so you can listen hands-free. You can choose from both male and female voices which can be sped up or slowed down to suit your preference. In the middle of a great book or article but have to jump in the car? Simply turn on Text-to-Speech and listen on the go.

    Comment by rochman | July 2, 2010 | Reply

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