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Device: kindle DX graphite, we need update/firmware with optios PDF Kindle 3
Exclamation Why Kindle DX graphite: attention About Firmware & PDF Not betters

Why Kindle DX graphite: attention About Firmware & PDF Not betters:

Well, I'm a little surprised, , in principle I am not very happy, for the following reason,

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Why firmware on Kindle 3, is better that Kindle DX graphite is both are from the last generation and similar hardware?, why limit / deny options in the last Dx model?, the most expensive model, also. Ilogic(PDF support are better on 6")

(We should get a better upgrade for DX Kindle graphite, has 4 GB, has the same screen, and hardware like the Kindle 3, but has no support for PDF is identical ...; the browser also is something more faster ...) & PDF support, academic and work files IS NOT LIKE. on DX only img, not "search", not notes marks

I have a Kindle DX graphite (lasted generation), inconveniently not read password Protect PDF... and another important options... see after...




My surprise is motivated by the Kindle model 3 yes!, ...you can read your PDF files with password you use, (obviously you know your own password), it is necessary for some pdf at work, or simply because you're interested in protecting your files pdf.

KINDLE DX original previus have some hardware is different hardware that the lasted generation, say amazon; Graphite Kindle Dx, besides the changes in the image (different screen that gives rise to 50% high contrast, is slightly faster, has twice the RAM, 2GB to 4GB, similar Kindle 3, ...)

That problem is the firmware on Kindle DX is version 2.5.5 graphite (still), when in the Kindle model 3, are already the version 3.0.2? ... (see capture and see that "not" permit "update your kindle", because not exit today another version... !




The advantages of being able to read pdf files with the improvement is obvious, to add notes and highlights, use the dictionary look-up, and read password-protected PDFs. ¡¡¡ this is very good for kindle 3, but, ¿why not on DX graphite¡?,

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obviously the screen size is more suitable in the format of 9.7 ", is a device intended for that use, so academic, and professional, kindle 3 is better for other books, maybe, is lighter, but not for PDF files ....
I sent the question to amazon to compare whether this was true and:


Amazon say/said:

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[Hello,

Kindle devices supported for PDFs are the (Kindle Latest Generation and 2nd Generation) and Kindle DX.

Kindle latest generation alone supports the password protected PDF files.

Your Kindle (6" Display) and Kindle DX can display PDF documents without losing the formatting of the original file. With the built-in PDF reader, you can send PDF documents directly to your Kindle to have them available anytime.

The latest generation Kindle includes native PDF support that allows you to add notes and highlights, use the dictionary look-up, and read password-protected PDFs.

I hope this information helps.we look forward seeing you again soon.]
Ok, fantastic for kindle 3, but why not Kindle DX graphite support that !

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In website amazon, shopping web info:

Kindle DX Wireless Reading Device, Free 3G, 9.7" Display, Graphite, 3G Works Globally – Latest Generation
by Amazon
4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2,401 customer reviews)
Price: $379.00 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping. Details

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Built-In PDF Reader
Unload the loose documents from your briefcase or backpack, and put them all on Kindle. From neighborhood newsletters to financial statements to case studies and product manuals--you can take them all with you on Kindle DX. Native PDF support allows you to carry and read all of your personal and professional documents on the go. Zoom into any area of a PDF up to 300% and pan around to more easily view small print and detailed tables and graphics. With Amazon's Whispernet service, you can send your documents directly to your Kindle DX and read them anytime, anywhere. Some features such as annotations and read-to-me are not currently supported for PDF. You also have the option to have your PDF document converted to the Kindle format so that it reflows. Learn more
...
this is different than previous models, using the Kindle's browser can access the wikipedia page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_Kindle # Kindle_DX



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Kindle DX Graphite
On July 1, 2010, Amazon released a new revision of the Kindle DX graphite (3rd Generation Kindle DX). As well as dropping the price from $489 to $379, the new Kindle DX has an E Ink screen with 50% better contrast ratio and comes only in a "graphite" color. It is speculated the color change is to improve contrast ratio perception even further, as some users found the previous white casing highlighted the fact that the E Ink background is gray and not white.
In website amazon shop 6": , shopping web info:

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Kindle 3G Wireless Reading Device, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6" Display, Graphite, 3G Works Globally - Latest Generation

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Improved, Built-In PDF Reader
Native PDF support allows you to carry and read all of your personal and professional documents on the go. With Amazon's Whispernet service, you can send your documents directly to your Kindle and read them anytime, anywhere. Now you can add notes and highlights, use the dictionary look-up, and read password-protected PDFs. You can also magnify PDFs by viewing them in landscape mode, and zoom into any area of a PDF up to 300% and pan to easily view small print and detailed tables and graphics. You also have the option to have your PDF document converted to the Kindle format so that it reflows.
...


Hardware similar, Similar selling title in the store, see bold text, however, I see a "blocking features in the DX kindle graphite" ...



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insert coment not mail text: excuse me, new we can not make notes, and marks, dictionary look-up, only image viewing mode on pdf, ok, but it not makes sense that the model of 6 yes, and the top model and rather more expensive, can not ...
Before, they could have some kind of justification, but now we see that the smaller Kindle can support these features, (and both have similar ram, 4Gb, and similar ink pear, and hardware, there not exist good reason to maintain this blockade in the software version of the most expensive model kindle...


In my facture ORDER buy read this:

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Delivery estimate: August 5, 2010 - August 9, 2010
Shipping estimate for these items: August 3, 2010
1 "Mighty Bright XtraFlex2 Clip-On Light (Kindle Version) Black [Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging]"
Electronics; $19.99

Sold by: Amazon Export Sales, Inc.
1 "Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Free 3G, 9.7” Display, Graphite – Latest Generation [Includes USB Cable for Charging. For International Shipment]"
Electronics; $379.00

Sold by: Amazon Export Sales, Inc.
1 "Amazon Kindle EU (European Union Universal) Power Adapter [Fits Kindle and Kindle DX]"
Electronics; $19.99

Sold by: Amazon Export Sales, Inc.
1 "Kindle DX Leather Cover, Black (Fits 9.7" Display, Latest and 2nd Generation Kindle DXs)"
Electronics; $54.99

Sold by: Amazon Export Sales, Inc.
I wonder, is it really a new Kindle model DX graphite, is it misleading to indicate that data on the invoice-order, and in the web shop title, and after, then, limit the options?, when do they think updating the DX version graphite, which has a similar hardware to K3, +50 % high contrast, 4 GB, cpu, etc ...?

Do you have a similar problem?,

I will refer to you to ask for service-support-of-Amazon, if your invoice order buy indicates "Last Generation", and your model ~ Are after July 7), it is logical that pdf has the same characteristics that the smallest model, the K3, because have similar hardware ...

It is possible that "many" request improvements in the firmware / bios, Amazon thinks implement, (come on Amazon, ipad can read that files ¡, i like more read on Kindle, but... see to see... )

I think these are great features, very necessary in a large-format Kindle ... that is much more logical to read a technical pdf, password protect it, or simply make notes and Dictionary searches in this size device ... for school, work, or documents already created in the past...

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advertising to describe the title in the store should commit a bit to update the version of DX graphite
Send one mail question about it to support-amazon, for me, and for you too... for all us... ;-|

bye, from Spain.

ps: (excuse my rare English please)

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echo off: <not smiles for this this post, sorry...>
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