Update: Kindle DX now available at Amazon for $489. The Amazon page has a video too.
Here’s a picture -
Here’s another picture showing PDF support -
Engadget were the first to get hazy images and get the name right - Kindle DX, and not Kindle 3. Probably because Kindle DX is going to be a separate line.
DX? DS in the Nintendo DS stands for Dual Screen. Is DX for dual sized screen?
Update: WSJ has details on a 6 university Kindle DX trial starting Fall. Also that it will have a more fully functional browser.
Amazon has worked out a deal with several textbook publishers to make their materials available for the device, Mr. Gonick added. The new device will also feature a more fully functional Web browser, he said. …
The key details the photos and the WSJ article reveal -
- PDF Support (rumored – please wait for an official confirmation).
- A more Fully functional browser.
- Ability to add annotations in addition to bookmarks and notes. Not sure what this means. The pictures do not show this.
- Kindle DX’s 9.7″ screen seems much larger than the Kindle 2″. This would make sense because a 9.7″ diagonal means much more screen real estate than a 6″ diagonal. Seeing the Kindle 2 and Kindle DX side by side is a revelation. The screen seems at least double in size.
- There seem to be no buttons on the left side. That’s tough for left handed people.
- The keyboard seems to be a tiny version - There are only three rows above the space bar – which doesn’t make sense as it rules out a qwerty layout (unless Kiindle DX has no number keys).
- The right side and the 5-way controller seem to be identical to the K2.
- The screen resolution on the Kindle DX seems to be identical to Kindle 2.
- Size of the border/case around the screen seems to be identical. The larger screen makes it seem thinner though - probably an optical illusion.
NYTimes is cutting the price on its newspaper subscription to sub $10 a month.
Can’t wait for Wednesday’s formal announcement and to get all the details on Kindle DX.