Amazon Beefs Up Kindle DX, Cuts Price

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Amazon.com introduced an updated version of its Kindle DX ebook reader on Thursday that sports a higher contrast display and a lower price tag. The new Kindle DX’s 9.7-inch E-ink display offers 50 percent higher contract compared to the previous model and includes 3G wireless access for US$379.

Like other Kindle models, the DX includes free 3G wireless access to Amazon.com’s Kindle book store. The DX can hold up to 3,500 documents including books and periodicals.

Kindle DX, now in graphite.

The Kindle DX’s larger display and lower price may make it more attractive to consumers that want a larger screen ebook reader but don’t want to pay at least $499 for Apple’s iPad. It also puts the Kindle DX in a more competitive position compared to other ebook readers with smaller displays but similar price points.

The new Kindle DX will start shipping on July 7.

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