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6/15/09

Kindle DX: Amazon's 9.7 : My Generation?


Being a frequent reader, I cannot help but consider this. If not this version, then the next? As much as I appreciate the feel of paper, I know that is just the anti-progressive in me thinking. There are times for tradition, but some traditions are over-romanticized. Convenience, portability, price? All good.

What would the best version of this look like? Color? The ability to write marginalia?

Kindle DX: Amazon's 9.7



Kindle DX: Amazon's New Addition To The Kindle Family


  • Slim: Just over 1/3 of an inch, as thin as most magazines

  • Carry Your Library: Holds up to 3,500 books, periodicals, and documents

  • Beautiful Large Display: 9.7" diagonal e-ink screen reads like real paper; boasts 16 shades of gray for clear text and sharp images

  • Auto-Rotating Screen: Display auto-rotates from portrait to landscape as you turn the device so you can view full-width maps, graphs, tables, and Web pages

  • Built-In PDF Reader: Native PDF support allows you to carry and read all of your personal and professional documents on the go

  • Wireless: 3G wireless lets you download books right from your Kindle DX, anytime, anywhere; no monthly fees, no annual contracts, and no hunting for Wi-Fi hotspots

  • Books In Under 60 Seconds: You get free wireless delivery of books in less than 60 seconds; no PC required

  • Long Battery Life: Read for days without recharging

  • Read-to-Me: With the text-to-speech feature, Kindle DX can read newspapers, magazines, blogs, and books out loud to you, unless the book's rights holder made the feature unavailable

  • Big Selection, Low Prices: Over 285,000 books; New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases are only $9.99, unless marked otherwise

  • More Than Books: U.S. and international newspapers including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, magazines including The New Yorker and Time, plus popular blogs, all auto-delivered wirelessly
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