Chicago (IL) – Amazon has unveiled its new widescreen Kindle DX. The upgraded device features a large 9.7-inch electronic paper display, built-in PDF reader, auto-rotate capability and storage for up to 3,500 books.
“Personal and professional documents look so good on the big Kindle DX display that you’ll find yourself changing ink-toner cartridges less often,” spun Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. “Cookbooks, computer books, and textbooks – anything highly formatted – also shine on the Kindle DX.”
A number of publications have already jumped on the DX bandwagon, including the New York Times, Washington Post and Boston Globe. All three will offer the new device at a reduced price to readers who live in areas where home-delivery is unavailable. However, prospective candidates will be required to sign up for a long-term subscription of the Kindle newspaper edition.
“At The New York Times Company we are always seeking new ways for our millions of readers to have full and continuing access to our high-quality news and information,” said Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., chairman of The New York Times. “The wireless delivery and new value-added features of the Kindle DX will provide our large, loyal audience, no matter where they live, with an exciting new way to interact with The New York Times and The Boston Globe.”
The Kindle DX is currently available for pre-order at a pricey total of $489. The original model made its debut at a more reasonable $359.