Amazon Brings Super-Sized Kindle DX Back From the Dead

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If you thought you’d seen the last of the Kindle DX, think again.

The large, 9.7-inch e-reader is once again available for purchase on Amazon.com for $299, down from almost $400.

This comes after Amazon supposedly discontinued the super-sized e-reader in October. At the time, the retail giant scrubbed all information about the Kindle DX from its website, removing it from the Kindle family lineup and all Kindle comparison tables.

“Kindle DX is again available on Amazon.com,” an Amazon spokeswoman said in a statement. “Our website lists the most up to date availability for all products. We’re excited to offer customers this option.”

The Kindle DX first made its debut in May 2009 with a $489 price tag. The company inked deals with several publishing houses for access to their textbooks on the Kindle DX, but the large – and expensive – device never took off, especially after the iPad made its debut in early 2010. The DX’s price was later dropped to $379.

Measuring in at 10.4 by 7.2 by 0.38 inches, the Kindle DX boasts a QWERTY keyboard, and offers free 3G network access. It has 4GB of storage, which Amazon says is enough for up to 3,500 books, periodicals, and documents.

For more, see PCMag’s full review of the Kindle DX.

By Angela Moscaritolo, PCMag


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