Amazon launches the Kindle DX with a 9.7" E Ink display

The rumors were true: Amazon has launched a new, larger Kindle e-book reader yesterday: the Kindle DX. The display is a large 9.7" 1200x824 (at 150 ppi) E Ink display, with 16 shades of gray. It will cost 489$, and it's available for pre-order.

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The older Kindle 2 has a 6" E-Ink display, 600 x 800 pixels at 167 ppi, 16-level gray scale, and is available now (for 360$). Here's a photo showing the size difference between the two gadgets:

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Here's the complete feature list of the new DX. Finally, another nice shot of the new Kindle DX:

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Posted: May 07,2009 by Ron Mertens