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Kindle DX Starts Shipping From Amazon Today

Kindle DX Released Today: You Buying?

Happy Kindle DX day! Today, the third-generation of the Kindle — the DX — starts shipping from Amazon.

The Kindle DX is the biggest Kindle so far (the display is 9.7-inches), which is good and bad, depending on your needs. On one hand, it makes it less portable, even though it remains slim, but on the other, you can read books and newspapers more easily — and you can finally read PDFs.

Not only that, but textbooks should be available soon, and its high price tag ($489) is set to be subsidized by a few newspapers. All in all, it's a strong offering for an eBook reader.

I'm in the market for a Kindle but am not sure quite when I'll be buying, but I'm curious to see if any of my readers are taking the shot on the Kindle DX today (or any other day). Tell me, will you be joining the celebrity throngs who've gone Kindle?

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Beadinggem Beadinggem 8 years
I would love a Kindle but have been put off by the price. Not just the reader itself but the actual books. You'd think with the saving of paper costs etc, they would cut a deal on the book prices to make them more attractive than buying the actual books.
gabichou26 gabichou26 8 years
I guess it's good for textbooks and newspapers/magazines, but it's completely useless for me. I'll just hold on to my Kindle 1. :)
girlygirl10 girlygirl10 8 years
I'm sticking with my sony ebook reader 505. It fits in my purse, is lightweight and I love the display.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
i have no immediate need for it, so no. but i wish i could just get it, for the heck of it.
mek123 mek123 8 years
I would love to get one, but sticker shock is holding me back. Maybe when the price comes down.
Angelica Angelica 8 years
I am still resisting, but I have been thrilled to see so many on my commute. I think I'll wait another year or two before I jump from paper to paperless.
wasah wasah 8 years
i will only buy one when it's backlit and in color!
ladytex ladytex 8 years
Nope, I'll stick with my K2. It fits nicely in my purse and I have a gorgeous Bayou Sunset skin on it.
scissorz scissorz 8 years
i love my kindle 1....i think i might even like it more than the 2...i would love this one if i was in school...or if i did a lot of cooking. i bet it would be better for cookbooks. i pretty much read novels exclusively on mine so i'm good with what i have. i did notice that one of the series i was working on had some maps in it and i couldn't read the maps at ALL
brilliance13 brilliance13 8 years
this looks so large....
Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 8 years
I'm not interested. I have a pretty red Sony.
heatherhas heatherhas 8 years
Nah, I prefer my purse sized one. :) Can't wait to hear if some other readers plan on getting it!
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