Amazon.com 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.