Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Kindle DX comes to Canada -- and the world -- on January 19

The large-screen Kindle DX from is now available for pre-order for Canada (and other countries around the world); it has a 9.7-inch screen compared to the regular Kindle's 6.0-inch one. (Until now, only the regular Kindle has been available outside the US -- and even that's a recent occurrence.)

The Kindle DX Global Wireless edition will be released on January 19, 2010, for US$489.

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At January 06, 2010 11:37 AM , Blogger Lou Prosperi said...

Hi Rob,

The regular Kindle (6-inch screen) costs $259. At $489, the DX is nearly twice the cost. Do you think the larger screen size is worth the extra cost? (I know the DX has some other features not found in the Kindle 2, but the larger screen is probably the most notable.)

I recently got a Kindle for Christmas, and though I haven't read that much on it yet, I found the screen size to be fine for most things (PDFs being the notable exception).

Take Care,


At January 06, 2010 11:45 AM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

If you're happy, Lou, why even think about changing? The DX is indeed gorgeous, and better for reading large-format documents -- and for those who like a lot of text on their page. But the regular Kindle 2 is a very fine device.

At January 06, 2010 2:18 PM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

A very good comparison of the Kindle 2 (the regular model) and the Kindle DX is here.

(Of course, the DX now works internationally, but otherwise the review is current.)

At January 06, 2010 6:48 PM , Blogger Lou Prosperi said...

Hi Rob,

I'm not really thinking about changing. If the time should come when I have ~$500 lying around needing to be spent, I might be tempted to get a DX as a second Kindle, but for now I'll happily stick with my K2.

I was asking mostly out of curiosity, and to see what you thought about it.

And thanks for the link to that article (I wonder how long it will be before they update based on the new International version of the DX?).

Take Care,



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