Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Amazon Introduces Kindle DX Reader for Newspapers, Textbooks introduced a new widescreen Kindle today, called the Kindle DX, which is designed to make it attractive and convenient to read newspapers online.

But the new Kindle isn't just for newspapers: Amazon is also hoping it will gain followers as a textbook-reading device, and will be testing it out at a number of colleges this Fall, Including Princeton and Case Western, and three textbook publishers.

MediaBistro is reporting (via Twitter) that the Kindle DX will come with a hefty price tag: $489, but there may be subsidized prices through content providers such as newspapers. It's reported that the Kindle DX will ship by summer.

Gizmodo offered a liveblog of the Kindle DX introduction, in case you want to follow the presentation as it happened.

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