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I’ve held an Amazon Kindle DX in my hands

I attended this morning’s Amazon Press Event at Pace University where the new Amazon Kindle DX was unveiled. The DX is a Kindle with a screen twice as large as the Kindle 2’s screen, measuring 9.7 inches diagonally with a resolution of 1200 x 824 pixels. I give my first impressions of holding it in this post over on Obsessable: Hands on with the Kindle DX.

We also have video of the Kindle DX in action.

It’s definitely cool, but a bit too big. The only reason I find myself wanting one is for the native PDF support. If Amazon would offer the PDF support as a paid-for update to the Kindle 2, I’d spend at least $30 on that.

A slideshow of a bunch of blurry Flickr photos from the event are below.


If you’re thinking of buying one of these suckers, consider doing so from this link to help sponsor this blog: Kindle DX: Amazon’s 9.7

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  • Sean Percival 5/9/2009, 7:26 pm

    I bought the DX (sorry before I saw your link!), hopefully im not too high low on the ship list.

    Please let me know when you figure out how to hack to run google reader :)

  • C.K. Sample III 5/10/2009, 11:14 am

    You can run Google Reader mobile version on the Kindle with no difficulties, but it's not nearly as nice. Supposedly Bloglines and Newsgator both work as well, although I haven't tested them yet.

    Calibre (http://calibre.kovidgoyal.net/) actually can do specific feeds to Kindle format rather well, but of course this robs you of all the connected power of Google Reader.

    I'm also going to try a hosted solution. I'll let you know what comes of it all.