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Update 2: The Kindle DX will ship on June 10th, a spokesperson for Amazon tells WebProNews. "The Kindle DX is currently available for pre-order and all orders are prioritized on a first come, first served
basis," they said.

Update:
 The Kindle DX is now available for pre-order at Amazon for $489.

Kindle DX

Original Article: It doesn’t seem like that long ago that the Kindle 2 was shipped out for wide availability. That’s probably because it wasn’t that long ago, but it looks like Amazon is already moving right along with the next model.

That would be a larger version aimed at catering to the newspaper industry. A piece from the New York Times says:

But it is Amazon, maker of the Kindle, that appears to be first in line to try throwing an electronic life preserver to old-media companies. As early as this week, according to people briefed on the online retailer’s plans, Amazon will introduce a larger version of its Kindle wireless device tailored for displaying newspapers, magazines and perhaps textbooks.

An Amazon spokesman would not comment, but some news organizations, including The New York Times, are expected to be involved in the introduction of the device, according to people briefed on the plans. A spokeswoman for The Times, Catherine J. Mathis, said she could not comment on the company’s relationship with Amazon.

Amazon does have a press conference confirmed via email invite to a number of publications. And it sounds like this Kindle will be the main topic of discussion.

 

Kindle 2
Amazon Kindle 2

This larger version, which has been anticipated for quite some time, is expected not only to cater to the online news industry, but the text book industry as well, potentially providing students with a means of carrying around all of their text books within one lightweight electronic device.

Other companies are making similar devices, but Amazon has already developed a reputation for this kind of thing, kind of like Apple with its iPod and the digital music device. The real question is whether or not this will catch on as a newspaper-reading device and "save" the industry. I think its greatest competitor will be the free web.

Amazon Kindle DX to Ship Soon


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  • http://www.macdonaldbank.com Grant MacDonald

    To hear & see my book on this technological marvel will be awesome!

    I earned the Getty Oil Company shareholders Four Billion Bucks

  • http://www.dogseizures.net Sam@dogseizures.net

    In case that this one will push through, this will definitely an edge for both industries. Despite of that, they must still take into consideration the pros and cons of this technological edge.

  • http://www.freecontactlists.com Samuel

    The kindle is going to get into textbooks… which will make the job of revisionism in historical records even easier.

    The new text books will weigh less and magically change history even as you read.

    be afraid
    be very afraid

  • http://www.free-speed-reading.com/ Free Online Speed Reading Test

    I can’t wait. The original Kindle was da bomb (do people still use that anymore), and this new one looks totally sweet too. I ordered mine – it’s revolutionized the way I read.

  • http://www.ascentent.com Ent Services

    Kindle only addresses a small pool of consumers who have that fiesty addiction of wanting to read all the time.

  • http://www.internet-empire.com Seo Singapore

    I just don’t understand why there’s a demand for such a product. It gets people killed while reading and crossing the road.

    • http://www.slimkwik.com SlimQuick

      Poeple want to have new gadgets! This happens with every new gadget. Some friends in London were queing all night to get the iphone when it was launched!!!! and the shelve it after few months for a new samsung.

  • Guest

    I purchased a Kindle DX
    It is a wonderful machine
    I am a physician and my office is cluttered with publications, and not every thing including books are in my kindle.
    When I review a medical journal I downloand from their site the original article that is applicable to me and send it to Kindle for a nominal fee.
    I even downloaded the whole Piano concerto number 2 by Rachmaminov for me to practice when I have free time and in front of a piano.
    Getting the WSJ in the AM is also a great plus.

    The only down side in my opinion is that it lacks the ability to create folder to organize your desk top.

    David

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