New E-ink Screen, 50% Better Contrast, Free 3G
Amazon.com just introduced its new latest generation Kindle DX and new lower price of $379, down from $489, and still with free 3G wireless–no monthly bills or annual contracts. Kindle DX is the 9.7-inch large screen member of Amazon's family of revolutionary portable readers. The new Kindle DX features a new graphite enclosure and an all new, high contrast electronic ink display with 50 percent better contrast for the clearest text and sharpest images. The new Kindle DX is available for pre-order starting today at www.amazon.com/kindledx and it ships July 7.
- Social Networks: Share your passion for books and reading with friends, family, and other readers around the world by posting meaningful passages to social networks like Facebook and Twitter directly from Kindle. Want to post or tweet about a great new book or a newspaper quote? When you highlight or create a note in your book or periodical, you can easily share it with your social network. Help your network of family and friends discover new authors and books.
- Popular Highlights: See what our community of millions of Kindle readers think are the most interesting passages in your books. If several other readers have highlighted a particular passage, then that passage will be highlighted in your book along with the total number of people who have highlighted it. Now it's easier to review, remember, and learn more from the books you read. Learn more
- Collections: Kindle customers have been asking for a better way to organize their growing Kindle libraries. Now with Collections, customers can organize their Kindle libraries into multiple categories to help keep track of their personal libraries and allow for easy access to any book they are looking for. Collections give you the flexibility to add an item to as many collections as needed. For example, you can add the same book to your “History” and “My Favorite Authors” collections.
- PDF Pan and Zoom: Zoom into any area of a PDF up to 300% and pan around to more easily view small print and detailed tables and graphics.
- Font Improvements: Enjoy two new larger font sizes and sharper fonts for an even more comfortable reading experience.
- Password Protection: With new password protection functionality, you can choose to lock your Kindle automatically when you're not using it.
- All New, High Contrast E-ink Screen: The new, graphite Kindle DX uses Amazon's all new electronic ink display with 50 percent improved contrast for the clearest text and the sharpest images.
- Beautiful Large Display: Kindle DX's 9.7-inch diagonal e-ink screen is ideal for a broad range of reading material, including graphic-rich books, PDFs, newspapers, magazines, and blogs.
- Read in Sunlight with No Glare: Unlike backlit computer or LCD screens, Kindle DX's screen looks and reads like real paper, with no glare. Read as easily in bright sunlight as in the living room.
- Buy Books Once, Read Them Anywhere: Kindle books can be read on the devices people use every day, including Kindle, Kindle DX, PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android phone, and BlackBerry. Plus, Amazon's Whispersync technology also automatically saves and synchronizes customer book libraries and last page read across all these devices.
- Free 3G Wireless, No Monthly Bills or Annual Contracts: Shop the Kindle Store and download new content wirelessly in less than 60 seconds–all without a PC, Wi-Fi hot spot, or syncing. Amazon pays for the 3G wireless connectivity, so there are no monthly fees or annual contracts.
- Books In Under 60 Seconds: Kindle books are delivered wirelessly in less than 60 seconds, no PC or setup required.
- Global 3G Coverage: Kindle DX offers 3G wireless coverage at home or abroad in over 100 countries.
- Long Battery Life: Read for up to 1 week on a single charge with wireless on or 2 weeks with wireless turned off.
- Low Book Prices: New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases from $9.99.
- Incredibly Slim: At just over 1/3 of an inch, Kindle DX is as thin as most magazines.
- Carry Your Library: Carry up to 3,500 books, periodicals, and documents.
- Free Book Samples: Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy.
- Social Networks: New Twitter and Facebook integration enables the millions of Kindle customers to post meaningful passages and share their love of reading instantly with family and friends, and in turn, help them discover new authors, new books, and new ideas.
- Built-In PDF Reader: With Kindle DX's large display and built-in PDF reader, read professional and personal documents with more complex layouts without scrolling, panning, or zooming, and without re-flowing. Zoom capability is now available in Kindle DX for easily viewing small print and detailed tables or graphics.
- Auto-Rotating Screen: Read in portrait or landscape mode using Kindle DX's auto-rotating screen. Simply turn Kindle DX and immediately see full-width landscape views of maps, graphs, tables and images, all displayed in higher contrast on Kindle DX's new screen.
- Read-to-Me: With the text-to-speech feature, Kindle DX can read newspapers, magazines, blogs, and books out loud.
“There's no turning back once you read on our beautiful new Kindle DX screen,” said Steve Kessel, senior vice president, Amazon Kindle. “With 50 percent better contrast and darker fonts, you'll find it easier than ever to read wherever you happen to be, whether it's outside in bright sunlight or under the low light of your living room. We're excited to offer the new Kindle DX with free 3G wireless at the lower price of $379.”
The Kindle Store now has more than 620,000 books, including New Releases and 108 of 111 New York Times bestsellers, starting at $9.99 or less. More than 200,000 books have been added to the U.S. Kindle Store in just the last six months, including the full selection of John Grisham titles. Over 1.8 million free, out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books are also available to read on Kindle, including classics such as “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes,” “Pride and Prejudice” and “Treasure Island.”
Customers can discover full details and pre-order the new Kindle DX for $379 today at www.amazon.com/kindledx and it will begin shipping on July 7.