Amazon announces the new Graphite Kindle DX with 50% better contrast and lower price

Amazon just announced their new entry into the world of eBook readers, the Graphite Kindle DX. Available for shipping on July 7th, the new unit features the same 9.7″ E-Ink screen size, but the new E-Ink generation also improves the contrast by 50% (or so they say) while reducing the price to $379. Available for pre-order today.

Compared with the small Kindle, the DX version has a 3500 books capacity versus 1500 for the small version, and similar free global 3G capabilities.

Amazon currently ┬áhas monopoly position in the large screen eBook readers, used mostly for technical books in PDF format. I hope BN will soon release a large format Nook…after all, competition is never bad for the consumers.

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