Kindle DX Wireless Reading Device (9.7″ Display, Global Wireless, Latest Generation) costs $489 while the 6-inch model costs $259. International orders appear to be being facilitated by Amazon in the US. It ships January 19.
The Kindle DX with Global Wireless has a large 9.7-inch electronic paper display, auto-rotate capability and storage for up to 3,500 books.
The larger screen is ideal for highly-formatted reading content such as magazines, newspapers, textbooks, and PDF documents, according to Ian Freed, vice president of Kindle at Amazon.
“Kindle DX is great for personal and professional documents, cookbooks, and textbooks – anything that is highly formatted. Documents look so good on the big Kindle DX display, that you’ll find yourself changing ink toner cartridges less often and printing fewer documents,” said Ian Freed, Amazon.com Vice President, Amazon Kindle.
Kindle with Global Wireless, Amazon’s 6-inch purpose-built reading device, was released in October 2009 and has already shipped to over 130 countries..
The Kindle Store now has more than 400,000 books, including New Releases and 96 of 112 New York Times Bestsellers, which are typically $9.99 or less. More than 50,000 books have been added to the Kindle Store in just the last three months.
Over 80 top U.S. and international newspapers such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Washington Post, Financial Times, The Times (UK), Globe and Mail (Canada), Le Monde (France), Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany),O Globo (Brazil), Hindustan Times (India), The Mainichi Daily News (Japan), El Pais (Spain), La Stampa (Italy), Shanghai Daily (China), El Universal (Mexico), Moscow Times (Russia) and The Prague Post (Czech Republic) are also available in the Kindle Store for single purchase or subscription, and can now be delivered wirelessly in over 100 countries and territories.
Available magazines include The Economist, Newsweek, Time, The New Yorker, Foreign Affairs, The Atlantic, Forbes, Fortune, PC Magazine, and The New England Journal of Medicine.
The new Kindle DX with Global Wireless replaces the Kindle DX with US wireless, which is no longer available.The devices are synced tomobile telephone networks in over 100 countries, allowing users to download media, without worrying having to worry about how.