Kindle DX

Amazon discontinues the Kindle DX

By Chris Meadows
October 17, 2012 // 2 Comments

The eBook Reader blog reports that, after first marking it down from $379 to $299, and not updating it for years, Amazon has quietly removed the Kindle DX from its Kindle family listings. It is now only available via third-party merchants, and there is no sign of any possible replacement. It [...]

Amazon still selling refurbished 2nd-gen Kindles

By Chris Meadows
September 9, 2010 // 2 Comments

On CNet’s “Crave” gadget blog, David Carnoy points out that Amazon is still stocking “refurbished” units (possibly just leftover new units) of the 2nd-generation Kindle and Kindle DX at $159.99 and $289.99 each. The question is, whether these units are worth the price. There is only $40 [...]

Macworld reviews the Kindle DX Graphite

By Paul Biba
August 3, 2010 // 2 Comments

And they quite like it , too. It gets 4 out of 5 mice. Here’s a snippet: What a difference a display can make All it took was turning on the $380 Amazon Kindle DX (Graphite) second-generation large-format e-reader to see that Amazon’s claims of a higher-contrast display than its predecessor [...]

Amazon to fight iPhone via phone-enabled Kindle? Why the mike in the K3?

By David Rothman
August 1, 2010 // 5 Comments

Amazon video – NOT impartial review Did Amazon tuck away a microphone in the Kindle 3 with the idea of adding a phone option later, not just for possible fun with a voice navigation option? That’s my guess, after having read Andrys Basten’s mention of the “’not currently enabled [...]

Kindle 3 pre-orders tomorrow, ships internationally 8/27

By Chris Meadows
July 28, 2010 // 12 Comments

(Spotted by eagle-eyed TeleReader Felix Torres!) First it was the markdowns on the Kindle 2, and the even lower markdowns on refurbished Kindle 2s. This should have been an early clue, given that it’s much the same thing that happened to the Kindle 1 shortly before the Kindle 2 came out. When the [...]

Cheapie Android tablets: Are libraries planning ahead for them?

By David Rothman
July 25, 2010 // 10 Comments

Imagine—under-$100 tablets for libraries. Suppose they can display public domain books and other free content and run library e-book apps from companies such as OverDrive. That day isn’t here yet. But it’s fast approaching. Who says iPads, Kindles, Nooks and Sony Readers will be the only [...]

Laptop reviews the Kindle DX (2010)

By Paul Biba
July 23, 2010 // 2 Comments

Laptop has a multi-page review of the new DX. They like it, but don’t feel that it has a robust enough feature set for students. Interestingly, they have a comment on screen that I haven’t seen before: Looking at the cover of N. K. Jemisin’s The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms on both [...]

Geeky screensavers for your Kindle DX

By Chris Walters
July 19, 2010 // 0 Comments

A reader named Will posted a link in the Screens page to a handful of DX-friendly screensavers hosted over at Picasa. If you’ve read The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, played Portal, or watched Futurama, you will likely be interested. If not, carry on. Kindle Screensavers by William [Picasa [...]

Photo comparison of new Graphite DX vs a good older DX

By Andrys Basten
July 10, 2010 // 4 Comments

New Graphite DX alongside Older White DX This photo is from the Amazon’s Customer Images area and is taken by D. Meador. Here’s a link to the specific image which is 130k in size. I had to make it smaller for the blog and for the loading time of the Kindle Edition of this blog. [...]

Kindle DX2 review video

By Paul Biba
July 8, 2010 // 6 Comments

Amazon Kindle review has some videos of the new DX2 in a review they have just done. Here’s just a few of their thoughts on the new unit: It’s beautiful. 40% better contrast than the Kindle DX. At least it seems that way to me. It doesn’t really seem like 50% better contrast plus graphite [...]

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