Amazon Kindle DX – 9.7″ Screen

amazon-kindle-dxAmazon have just released details of a new ebook reader named the Kindle DX. The Kindle DX comes soon after the launch of the Kindle 2 just a few months ago. The DX features a larger screen measuring 9.7″ which has 16 shades of gray providing very clear and sharp images.

The Kindle DX measures just over 1/3 of an inch in thickness and has storage enough to carry 3500 books, periodicals and documents around with you at all times.

The screen on the DX is auto-rotating like found in many phones. Should you want to read a book in landscape mode you simply rotate it and the screen changes orientation. This makes it handy for viewing maps, graphs and other data more suited to a wider display.

A PDF reader can be found inside allowing you to easily view PDF documents that you download to it from your computer. With wireless 3G built in you can access books from almost anywhere and 3G provides quick access allowing books to be downloaded in under 60 seconds.

With the Kindle using e-ink it allows the battery to last for days without a recharge.

Kindle DX Technical Specs

Display: 9.7″ diagonal E-InkĀ® electronic paper display, 1200 x 824 pixel resolution at 150 ppi, 16-level gray scale.
Size (in inches): 10.4″ x 7.2″ x 0.38″.
Weight: 18.9 ounces.
System requirements: None, because it doesn’t require a computer.
Storage: 4GB internal (approximately 3.3GB available for user content).
Battery Life: Read on a single charge for up to 4 days with wireless on. Turn wireless off and read for up to two weeks. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as shopping the Kindle Store and downloading content. In low coverage areas or in 1xRTT only coverage, wireless usage will consume battery power more quickly.
Charge Time: Fully charges in approximately 4 hours and supports charging from your computer via the included USB 2.0 cable.
Connectivity: EVDO modem with fallback to 1xRTT; utilizes Amazon Whispernet to provide U.S wireless coverage via Sprint’s 3G high-speed data network (check wireless coverage). See Wireless Terms and Conditions.
USB Port: USB 2.0 (micro-USB connector) for connection to the Kindle DX power adapter or optionally to connect to a PC or Macintosh computer.
Audio: 3.5mm stereo audio jack, built-in stereo speakers.
Content Formats Supported: Kindle (AZW), PDF, TXT, Audible (formats 4, Audible Enhanced (AAX)), MP3, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, RTF, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion.
Included Accessories: Power adapter, USB 2.0 cable, battery. Leather book cover sold separately.
Documentation: Quick Start Guide (included in box) [PDF]; Kindle DX User’s Guide (pre-installed on device) [PDF].
Warranty and Service: 1 year limited warranty and service included. Optional 2 year Extended Warranty sold separately.

Available for Pre-Order at Amazon (it will cost $489 when launched). Found Via: Geeky-Gadgets


  1. Screen Sleuth says

    $500? Uhh, no. Not gonna make a big market splash, IMHO.

  2. max benser says

    I want ask Amazon Kindle: Do You have a book: “Criminals of the Bible” from Mark Johns!!!

  3. max benser says

    Or, Do You have Adolf Hitlers Bible….
    Nazi Bible… I do not need stupid books from Steven King! Do not forget!

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