What Are The Differences Between the Kindle DX And A Regular Kindle?
On May 6th, 2009, Amazon.com released the details of their upcoming "Kindle DX" device. The device was released to the general public on June 10th, 2009.
The Kindle DX was the result of Amazon listening to its customers. The Kindle e-book reading device was extremely popular, however some customers were requesting features that were beyond the capabilities of the regular Kindle devices (Kindle 1, Kindle 2).
So, on June 10th, 2009, the Kindle DX was released to the public. Here are the differences between the Kindle DX and the first and second generation Kindle devices:
-larger display (9.7 inches diagonal vs 6 inches diagonal)
-larger surface area (10.4" x 7.2" x 0.38" vs 8" x 5.3" x 0.36"
-more storage (Kindle DX can hold 3,500 books, compared to 1,500 books for previous Kindle devices)
-Auto-rotation (vs Manual-Rotation)
-longer battery life (2 weeks battery life with wireless off, 1 week with wireless on)
Native PDF support was originally offered in just the Kindle DX, but other versions of the Kindle received this capability in November of 2009.
The biggest differences between the Kindle DX and its predecessors? Larger display, more storage and a larger battery life.
Oh - and the price. The Kindle DX costs $489.00 USD, compared to the $259.00 of the regular Kindle device.
Note: The Kindle DX is now available for use outside of the United States.
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