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Old 05-06-2009, 10:37 AM   #1
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Amazon Kindle DX priced at $489, product link

Kindle DX Product link (should be ready any time - try again if it's not up yet) - It's up!

It's going to be called Kindle DX.

It's going to have a 9.7" screen.

It's going to have wireless.

It's going to cost $489.00

More to follow...

Press Release

Kindle DX Quick Start Guide (PDF)

Kindle DX User Guide (PDF)

Hands-on pics and video

From the description:
  • 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
  • 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

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Old 05-06-2009, 10:39 AM   #2
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:40 AM   #3
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:43 AM   #4
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Too bad they don't stream the event live over the Internet. [back to reading engadget's "live" reporting.]
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:44 AM   #5
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:45 AM   #6
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Here are the details


http://www.amazon.com/kindle-store-e...node=133141011

Kindle DX: Amazon's New Addition To The Kindle FamilySlim: 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

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

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Old 05-06-2009, 10:46 AM   #7
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:47 AM   #8
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3,500 eBooks and no way to organize them?
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:50 AM   #9
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I just hope it's better than the bloody irex digital reader , which btw is a marvellous piece of ****
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:50 AM   #10
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Oh, I love the autorotating feature. The key for this device is to read full-sized PDFs and autorotating to quickly view details in portrait mode and then flip back will make doing so very nice. I'm impressed and want one!
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:52 AM   #11
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Based on Endaget's live coverage, the PDF reader autocrops the margins and (probably) does 2-screens per page in landscape mode. It may not have any other zoom options though.
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this could be really popular with business users. maybe with students too, but i think that will depend on price and availability of text books.
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I pre-ordered!

Kindle DX Release Date: Summer 2009
Kindle DX Price: $489.00
Kindle DX Leather Book Cover: $49.99
2-year Kindle DX Extended Warranty: $109.00
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:56 AM   #14
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Now I need to gen up on if it's possible to:

1) Use non amazon content
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