Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Amazon Kindle DX Ready for Pre-order - ~$500 bucks

The new Amazon kindle DX is here and ready for your pre-order. Quite honestly, for close to $500 I can't see how an individual would want something like this. Maybe that's just my initial reaction based on use of the Kindle 2 - nothing compares to good old pen and paper except for papyrus and ox blood.

Display 9.7" diagonal e-ink
Size 10.4" x 7.2" x 0.38"
Storage 3,500 books
PDF Support native PDF reader
Rotating Display
3G Wireless
Books in Under 60 Seconds

From Amazon, features of the larger kindle DX:

- Just over 1/3 of an inch, as thin as most magazines

- Holds up to 3,500 books, periodicals, and documents

- Large Display: 9.7" diagonal e-ink screen reads like real paper; boasts 16 shades of gray for clear text and sharp images

- 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

- Built-In PDF Reader: Native PDF support allows you to carry and read all of your personal and professional documents on the go

- Wireless: 3G wireless lets you download books right from your Kindle DX, anytime, anywhere; no monthly fees, no annual contracts, and no hunting for Wi-Fi hotspots

- Books In Under 60 Seconds: You get free wireless delivery of books in less than 60 seconds; no PC required

- Long Battery Life: Read for days without recharging

- 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

- Big Selection, Low Prices: Over 275,000 books; New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases are only $9.99, unless marked otherwise

- More Than Books: U.S. and international newspapers including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, magazines including The New Yorker and Time, plus popular blogs, all auto-delivered wirelessly

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love my kindle.

The voice function is amazing.