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Amazon super-sizes the Kindle

May 07, 2009, 16:31 (1 Talkback[s])

"The new big-screen Kindle DX also has a larger 10.4 x 7.2 x 0.4-inch profile and weight (18.9 ounces), as well as a higher price tag ($490) than the Kindle 2 electronic book (e-book), which shipped in early March. By comparison, the Kindle 2 measures 8 x 5.3 x 0.36 inches, weighs 10 ounces, and costs $360.

"The Kindle DX also boosts flash storage from 1.4GB to 4GB, of which 3.3GB is available for user storage. As a result, the device can hold up to 3,500 books, periodicals, and documents, says Amazon.

"Like the Kindle 2, the Kindle DX's screen offers the latest E-ink gray-screen technology with 16 shades of gray. However, it also provides the larger 9.7-inch size (up from six inches) and higher 1200 x 824 resolution (compared to 600 x 800). It also adds accelerometers to let the device auto-rotate like a smartphone, automatically switching from portrait to landscape as the device is turned."

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