Both Amazon’s original Kindle and the Kindle 2 have gained tremendous popularity as leading Reading devices, and for the real enthusiasts, a new Kindle DX model is being released to provide a little more.
This new Kindle model has taken the cool and practical features of the previous Kindles and added a larger, thus better screen. This new screen measures at 9.7″ diagonally, but is aimed to provide the ability to view 8.5×11″ papers easily.
The overall presentation is better, since it looks like a true Reading device, as if you have a digital page. On the other hand, this makes the new Kindle weigh almost twice as much (from 10 – 18 oz), so some may complain. Another problem that may occur is the refreshing times of the page, will it be as responsive?
Most of the rest measures out like the Kindle 2, and the actual specs are:
Slim: Just over 1/3 of an inch, as thin as most magazines
Carry Your Library: Holds up to 3,500 books, periodicals, and documents
Beautiful 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
Pre-orders for the new Amazon Kindle are being made. The new Kindle DX costs $489 and can be ordered at Amazon.