Amazon has released the Kindle DX, the next generation of the wireless reading device Kindle 2 with a much larger screen, new features and a higher cost too.
The new Amazon Kindle DX features a 9.7″ diagonal e-ink screen (6″ for Kindle2), that reads like real paper and has 16 shades of gray for clear text and sharp images. The display can also auto-rotate from portrait to landscape as you turn the device so you can view full-width maps, graphs, tables, and Web pages. It also features a built-In PDF reader that lets you read all your personal and professional documents too. With 4GB internal storage, it can store upto 3500 books (compared to 1500 books in Kindle2).
Use 3G wireless to download books right from your Kindle DX, anytime, anywhere; no monthly fees, no annual contracts, no hunting for Wi-Fi hotspots and of course no PC required. Browse the Kindle Store for more than 275,000 books plus top newspapers, magazines, and blogs.
Amazon Kindle DX costs $489, and you can Preorder Kindle DX now. Kindle DX will be released this summer and you can reserve your order which will be delivered on a first come, first served basis. Till then, Kindle 2 is available for sale at $359 right now.