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Amazon.com launches new larger electronic reader

May 7, 2009 • Hardware

j_bezos.jpgAmazon.com has introduced its new electronic reading device, the Kindle DX, featuring a large 9.7-inch electronic paper display, built-in PDF reader, auto-rotate capability, and storage for up to 3,500 books.

The built-in PDF reader uses Adobe Reader Mobile technology for reading professional and personal documents. Like other types of documents on Kindle, customers simply email their PDF format documents to their Kindle email address or move them over using a USB connection.

With a larger display and built-in PDF reader, Kindle DX customers can read professional and personal documents with more complex layouts without scrolling, panning, or zooming, and without re-flowing, which destroys the original structure of the document. Everything from annual reports with graphs to flight manuals with maps to musical scores can be viewed on a single, crisp screen with Kindle DX.

More than 275,000 books are now available in the Kindle Store, including 107 of 112 current New York Times Best Sellers. Top U.S. and international magazines and newspapers and blogs are also available.

Says Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com Founder and CEO: “Personal and professional documents look so good on the big Kindle DX display that you’ll find yourself changing ink-toner cartridges less often,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com Founder and CEO. “Cookbooks, computer books, and textbooks – anything highly formatted – also shine on the Kindle DX. Carry all your documents and your whole library in one slender package.”

The Kindle DX product is available for pre-order starting from $489.

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