Amazon introduces improved but cheaper Kindle DX

Amazon Kindle DX 2G

On the heels of the price cut to its Kindle, Amazon today announced its next generation Kindle DX. It features a number of improvements over its predecessor and features a cheaper price.

“There’s no turning back once you read on our beautiful new Kindle DX screen,” said Steve Kessel, senior vice president, Amazon Kindle. “With 50 percent better contrast and darker fonts, you’ll find it easier than ever to read wherever you happen to be, whether it’s outside in bright sunlight or under the low light of your living room.”

The new Kindle DX comes with a new graphite enclosure and an improved electronic ink display with 50 percent better contrast. It still comes with a 9.7-inch display and Amazon’s Whispernet technology.

The new Kindle DX will sell for US$379 and is available for pre-order as of today. It will begin shipping on July 7. Like the Kindle, it will be available internationally.

Past rumours suggest that Amazon will unveil a third generation Kindle reader in August.

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