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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Kindle DX - A hot new tech

Kindle DX... It's a hot new product developed by Amazon but what is really Kindle DX?

For a short history, Kindle was first introduced in the US on November 19, 2007. It was named Kindle 1 and it was so popular that it was sold out for the first five and a half hours and remained out of stock until late April 2008. I guess Amazon did not even expect for it to be so popular that they could not supply the demand for it. It was followed by Kindle 2 in February 2009 and surprisingly with just less than 3 months it was followed again by another release the "Kindle DX" on May 6, 2009.

So what does Kindle do?

Basically Kindle is a portable hardware that allows you to read electronic books or e-books. Users can download content from Amazon in the proprietary Kindle format (AZW), or load unprotected Mobipocket (PRC, MOBI) or plain text (TXT) content. There is also an Amazon service that can convert standard formats to AZW namely HTML, DOC, PDF, GPEG, GIF, PNG, and BMP. You can even download New York Times bestseller! Great! But not for free ofcourse, it costs approximately 10$ per download. Good for those avid readers of new york times who are always on the GO..

So whats cool about Kindle DX?

Kindle DX boasts a large screen of 9-7 inch dispaly and a high resolution of 1200x824. It also supports audio in MP3 format and can read PDF file. Has 3G wireless capability that allows you to download content anytime and take note, it has no monthly fees to use it's wireless capability. Great right! And another cool thing is that it is so thin it is as thin as most magazine! wow! and also has a read-to-me function.

If your planning to buy an e-book reader, Kindle DX is the best for you and if your planning to buy kindle 2, I suggest you'll go directly to Kindle DX.. It has a large screen, and screen size does matter in an e-book reader device. Stay tune for more of "Kindle DX".