Launches Kindle DX With 9.7″ Screen, Retailing At $489

dx-2 has just launched the third version of their Kindle e-book reading device.  The screen is 9.7″ which is about two and a half times the size of the Kindle’s display.  The DX has an auto-rotating screen, support for PDFs, and enough storage to hold 3,500 books (3.3GB memory).  It is available for pre-order for a cost of $489.

Books can be downloaded in less than 60 seconds using a 3G wireless system.  There are no monthly fees.  The battery life is 25% longer and pages turn 20% faster.  Like the Kindle 2, there is a Read-To-Me (text-to-speech) feature built-in.

[via Crunchgear]

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  1. make money become rich says:

    I think this new version of the kindle is really cool, but it is still way too pricey. When you factor the price of books, the device costs even more just for you to be able to use it. I love the fact that there are no monthly fees and you can use 3G to wirelessly download new titles, but I would easily trade that ability with simple wifi if it would mean cheaper ebooks.

  2. Frank Burns says:

    Very Good idea because this will be one way that password protected files wont be tampered with and it would give sellers more confidence, knowing that their products were delivered with their business security in mind. Storage appears to be excellent and as it is portable, will it be used on mid-flight connections. Innovative & Nice.

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