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First Official Images of Kindle DX

Here is a look at Amazon's new Kindle DX, a larger version of the e-book reader, designed to accommodate newspapers and textbooks.

Kindle 2 vs. Kindle DX

Side by side comparison of Kindle 2 and the latest Kindle DX announced on Wednesday.

Amazon Kindle DX, the new purpose-built reading device that offers Kindle's revolutionary wireless delivery and massive selection of content with a large 9.7-inch electronic paper display, built-in PDF reader, auto-rotate capability, and storage for up to 3500 books.

Kindle DX

Kindle DX: Amazon's 9.7-inch Wireless Reading Device will sell for $489.00.

Kindle DX will be released this summer. You can only pre-order Kindle DX now via Amazon.com.

Specs for Kindle DX

The Kindle DX weighs 18.9 ounces and measures 10.4 by 7.2 inches. It is 0.38 inches thick.

Specs for Kindle 2

The Kindle 2 has a 6-inch screen with 600-by-800-pixel resolution; it is 0.36 inches thick.

Kindle DX Has a 9.6 inch Display

Kindle DX's display (9.7-inch electronic paper display) has 2.5 times the surface area of Kindle's 6-inch display.

Back of Kindle DX

Kindle DX holds up to 3,500 books, periodicals, and documents. It joins the Kindle 2, introduced in February.

Kindle DX Supports Multiple Newspaper Subscriptions

The New York Times Company and Washington Post Company are launching pilot programs to supply content to the newest Kindle with the release of the Kindle DX this summer.

Kindle DX is Textbook-Friendly

"Kindle DX's large display offers an enhanced reading experience with another category of graphic-rich content -- textbooks" -- Amazon

Kindle DX is Thin

Display: 9.7-inch diagonal E-Ink electronic paper display, 1200-by-824-pixel resolution at 150 ppi, 16-level gray scale.

Size (in inches): 10.4 by 7.2 by 0.38

Weight: 18.9 ounces

Kindle DX Viewed from the Side

Wireless: 3G wireless lets you download books right from your Kindle DX anywhere with no monthly fees, no annual contracts, and no hunting for Wi-Fi hotspots.

New Large Display

Built-In PDF Reader: Native PDF support allows you to carry and read all of your personal and professional documents on the go.

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 Around the Office

Charge Time: Fully charges in approximately four hours and supports charging from your computer via the included USB 2.0 cable.

Kindle DX in the Wild

Connectivity: EVDO modem with fallback to 1xRTT; utilizes Amazon Whispernet to provide U.S wireless coverage via Sprint's 3G high-speed data network (check wireless coverage)