The Amazon Kindle DX comes off as surprisingly lean and elegant. Dominating the front is its 9.7-inch-diagonal E-Ink display, which can show 16 shades of gray (the same as the Kindle 2). The device measures 10.4 by 7.2 by 0.38 inches and weighs just 18.9 ounces. Like the Kindle 2, the Kindle DX has a keyboard, but it's awkward to type on. In my hands-on with the device, I came to appreciate much about its design. Even so, I still see some roadblocks ahead that could impede its wide adoption. The Kindle DX's cost is high ($489, more than some full-featured laptops cost), and newspapers on the device (at least, as presented at today's unveiling) lack the visual design and appeal of physical newspapers.
For more on the Kindle DX, see: "Video of the Kindle DX in Action," "Kindle DX: First Impressions of the Large Doc Reader," "Why Kindle DX Won't Save Newspapers," and ""Amazon Launches Larger-Screen Kindle DX E-Reader."