The 9.7" Amazon Kindle DX will start shipping worldwide on January 19th. Users from more than 100 countries can now preorder the eReader through Amazon's US website for $489 (excl. taxes).
Kindle DX wirelessly downloads books, newspapers, magazines, blogs and personal documents to a crisp, high-resolution 9.7-inch electronic ink display that looks and reads like real paper. With 2.5 times the surface area of Kindle's 6-inch display, Kindle DX's larger electronic paper display with 16 shades of gray has more area for graphic-rich content such as professional and personal documents, newspapers, magazines, and textbooks. Kindle reads like printed words on paper because the screen works using real ink and doesn't use a backlight, eliminating the eyestrain and glare associated with other electronic displays.
"Kindle DX is great for personal and professional documents, cookbooks, and textbooks - anything that is highly formatted. Documents look so good on the big Kindle DX display, that you'll find yourself changing ink toner cartridges less often and printing fewer documents," said Ian Freed, Amazon.com Vice President, Amazon Kindle. "Now Kindle DX with Global Wireless lets customers enjoy the ease of Whispernet wireless delivery of books, newspapers, magazines, blogs and documents while traveling in over 100 countries worldwide."