Amazon Introduces the New 9.7″ Kindle DX

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Have you ever wanted to carry your entire library in your hands?  If your collection of books is as large as mine is, this could be a daunting task.  Thankfully, the Amazon Kindle is here to save the day.

This morning saw the announcement of Amazon’s newest Kindle, dubbed the Kindle DX.  The magazine thin device will enable you to carry up to 3,500 books with 4GB of internal storage.  Other features  include a 9.7″ diagonal display with a resolution of 1200 x 824 pixels at 150ppi and an EVDO modem with the ability to fall back to 1xRTT uses the Amazon Whispernet to connect to Sprint’s 3G network.  A USB 2.0 connector is used for charging the Kindle for a total of 4 days worth of reading on a single charge while the wireless feature turned on.  The device fully charges in about 4 hours from either your computer or a supplied power adapter.

The Kindle supports a variety of content including Kindle, PDF, txt, Audible, MP3, and unprotected MOBI.  With easy conversion, other formats are also supported; HTML, DOC, RTF, JPEG, GIF, PNG and BMP.

The twist? The asking price is $489, and a lot of people are asking if it’s worth it.

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