Items tagged with Kindle DX

Last week, Amazon trimmed the price and improved the features of its flagship Kindle DX product and now it's apparently Sony's turn. As of today, the Reader Pocket Edition is $149 (down from $169), the Touch Edition is $169 (down from $199) and the Sony Daily Edition (the DX's primary competitor) is now $299, down from $349. That's quite a bit cheaper than even the Kindle DX's new pricetag of $379, and it tells us everything we need to know about Sony's position in the e-reader market:  It's losing. Look! It's the E-reader from that...from that other company! The price cuts on the Pocket Edition and the Touch Edition should keep them competitive against hardware from Barnes and Nobles' Nook... Read more...
It was a question that a lot of people were asking, and now there's an answer. Amazon recently reduced the price of their traditional Kindle to under $200, but the large screen Kindle DX remained at its original price point. Of course, there aren't as many direct competitors to the Kindle DX, but still, the gap was growing noticeably large. Now, the company has remedied that problem, and even went a step further by revising the entire device with slightly better specifications. A price drop and improved specs? That's a two-fer we can live with. The Kindle DX was originally intended to be used as a magazine replacement or a textbook replacement, but many simply prefer the larger screen even for... Read more...
Amazon's Kindle DX has managed to nearly vanish from the spotlight after being ceremoniously introduced at Pace University in New York last year, but Amazon never really intended for the DX to make a huge stand in the consumer market place. Rather, the DX was meant to overtake the textbook in the education sector, and possibly even the newspaper/magazine sectors. So far as the industry can tell, none of those takeovers really happened, and while some universities gave the DX a chance, feedback from students seems to indicate that it didn't exactly pass with flying colors. The 10" e-reader has plenty of space for text, but the most major problem is the inability to display color charts and graphics... Read more...
Much of the e-reader chatter of late has focused around the Kindle and how it will compare to the iPad, but there'll soon be another hat in the ring. Last October we discussed the Entourage Edge and its nifty dual-screen design; we now know that the tablet-sized e-reader/netbook (Entourage is calling it a Dualbook) will retail for $490. That's quite a bit more than the basic Kindle, which now retails for $259, but it's a match for the $489 Kindle DX. Instead of trying to beat Amazon at its own game, Entourage is trying something altogether different, using a form factor that's more instinctive to anyone who reads on a regular basis. The unit can be placed on a surface or held novel-style; the... Read more...
Amazon's Kindle DX may have made some headlines when it was announced thanks to its 9.7-inch screen, but now Sprint and Skiff plan to take the crown for offering the largest e-reader on the market. The new Skiff Reader is just over a quarter of an inch thick, yet it manages to squeeze an 11.5-inch touchscreen display into its body. The1200 x 1600 touchscreen is capable of responding to both finger and stylus input. In addition to being sleek, the Skiff Reader is designed for durability, featuring the next-generation of e-paper display. This display is based on a thin, flexible sheet of stainless steel foil from LG Display. The e-reader offers 4GB of on-board storage, 3GB of which is available... Read more...
The first thing that popped to mind when Amazon issued its Kindle DX was this: textbooks! The size makes it perfect for using in place of those dusty old books, and we're guessing that most students would much rather lug around a single electronic device versus a sack full of heavy books that they'll only read a page or two from in any given class (after class is another story, right kids?). But it seems as if not everyone is too keen on the Kindle DX replacing the textbook, and the National Federation of the Blind has today come forward to bring some attention to the matter. Both the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Syracuse University have elected not to rollout the Kindle DX as a means... Read more...
Amazon.com has positioned the Kindle DX as being great for textbooks. That was clear from their product announcement. It's not the only game in town, however, and CourseSmart has developed an iPhone app which makes its 7,000+ textbooks now available on a teeny-weeny screen. That's a big (no pun intended) issue, one would think, with trying to read a textbook on an iPhone. To be honest, that's why the Kindle DX was developed; even the original Kindle / Kindle 2's screen was not big enough. Besides the Kindle and Kindle DX, Amazon.com has its own e-book app as well. Both Amazon's and CourseSmart's iPhone apps are free. This is probably more of an addendum than a replacement for a Kindle or Kindle... Read more...
As interest grows in the digital-textbook arena, one of the providers of e-textbook subscriptions has announced plans to make over 7,000 titles accessible via Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch. The new applications that enable the eBook access will be free to subscribers of CourseSmart LLC. The apps let students access full electronic textbooks, read digital notes, and search for specific words and phrases. This isn’t the first instance we’ve heard of eBooks and eBook readers targeting college students—not long ago, Amazon announced its $489 large-screen Kindle DX e-reader. In combination with the announcement, Amazon is launching a trial program at seven colleges this fall that will experiment with... Read more...
Just as the rumors insinuated, Amazon has indeed launched a new Kindle. And yes, you're right in remembering that Amazon just launched a new Kindle right around three months ago -- crazy, right? In a very atypical manner, the e-tailer with a flair for making hardware has issued its second e-reader in three months, with the newest version boasting a larger screen, an unbelievably high price tag and little else. Called the Kindle DX, the device looks and feels almost exactly like the refreshed Kindle 2 from February. The biggest difference (literally) is the panel. Instead of the standard 6" screen, this device includes a 9.7" (diagonal) e-ink display which will supposedly enable newspapers and... Read more...