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

Posted May 6, 2009

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.

[via Crunchgear]