Amazon have officially announced their latest e-book reader, the Kindle DX. It boast's a 9.7 inch screen, Built in PDF reader, auto-rotate capability and can hold up to 3,500 books.
It is available for pre-order on the Amazon website for $489 and will start shipping in the summer.The new display has 2.5 times the surface area of the Kindle's 6 inch display and with 16 shades of grey has a better area for displaying graphic rich content like newspapers and magazines. The New York Times Company and Washington Post Company are launching pilots with Kindle DX this summer. The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and The Washington Post will offer the Kindle DX at a reduced price to readers who live in areas where home-delivery is not available and who sign up for a long-term subscription to the Kindle edition of the newspapers.
The Kindle DX will also use the same Amazon Whispersync technology to automatically sync content between different devices, such as Kindle for iphone, so you'll be able to keep on reading in the same place from where you left off in one device to another.
The built in PDF reader uses the Adobe Reader Mobile technology and makes reading personal documents a breeze on it's larger display and as with the Kindle you can simply email the documents via your Kindle email address straight to the device or use a USB connection to do the transfer.
I can see this new Kindle really taking off and if Apple is still thinking about getting into the e-book market they need to come up with something pretty outstanding to beat this new offering from Amazon. I just hope they come to the UK soon.
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