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Thursday, May 7, 2009

New Kindle - Bigger Is Better?

On Wednesday Amazon introduced a new larger version of the Kindle e-reader, saying that it is a new way for people to read large format documents such as textbooks, newspapers and reports. They also hinted that new partnerships that are in the works that may put Kindles in the hands of university students and newspaper readers. The Kindle DX (deluxe), has a screen that is two and a half times the size of the two older versions and will go on sale this summer for $489, or $130 more than the Kindle 2.

Regarding text books on the DX Rik Kranenburg, group president of higher education, professional and international publishing at McGraw-Hill said. “Currently on college campuses, the vast majority of students have computers, most of them laptops, and that’s the main vehicle for digitally accessing our content now. But we are eager to experiment with devices like the Kindle, iPhone and the Sony e-reader.”

Source: New York Times