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Amazon launches new improved Kindle DX

New e-book reader features an e-ink screen

New improved Kindle DX

Amazon.com launched a new improved version of its Kindle DX in the US earlier this week – a larger model with a 9.7inch screen.

The latest generation of its ebook reader features a graphite enclosure and a high-contrast, electronic ink screen, allowing for clearer text and sharper images, Amazon said.

‘There’s no turning back once you read on our beautiful new Kindle DX screen,’ continued Steve Kessel, senior vice president, Amazon Kindle.

‘With 50% better contrast and darker fonts, you’ll find it easier than ever to read wherever you happen to be, whether it’s outside in bright sunlight or under the low light of your living room.’

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At just over one third of an inch thick, the new Kindle DX features Twitter and Facebook integration, enabling Kindle customers to post and share passages from their favourite books with family and friends.

It also features a built-in PDF reader, allowing users to read professional and personal documents with more complex layouts without scrolling, panning or zooming, and without re-flowing. 

In addition, the zoom capability also allows for easily viewing small print and detailed tables or graphics.

The new generation Kindle DX incorporates Read-to-Me, a text-to-speech feature that allows the device to read newspapers, magazines, blogs and books out loud.

The new Kindle DX retails in the US for $379, down from $489, and comes with free 3G wireless.

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