E-Books could just be on the verge of taking off. Thalia reported selling about 10000 units of Sony’s PRS-505 in a conservative-tech country like Austria…and Amazon just added a sibling to its US-only Kindle line.

The new face is called Kindle DX – the changes are summarized in the image below:
 Amazon unleashes Kindle DX with bigger screen, native PDF

As of now, the device can not be purchased – the “video demonstration” found on Amazon’s web site (link below) is all we have:

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6 Responses to “Amazon unleashes Kindle DX with bigger screen, native PDF”

  1. Companies have been trying to sell e-book readers off and on for over 10 years and they’ve always flopped. I fail to see why the latest breed will be any different.

    Paperback books are very hard to compete with. They’re easy to read, very durable, super super cheap, and can be purchased anywhere.

  2. … oh and they have amazing battery life.

  3. Hi Max,
    IMHO, the problem so far was lack of books.

    Both of these trials have large book stores in their backs…which means that reading matereal should be plentiful!

    All the best
    Tam Hanna

  4. Sony claims a major victory in G.B.:

    I believe in Russia they have a thriving ebook business. I used to steal e-books from their websites…..

  5. Oh isn’t Mobipocket/Amazon is French? Maybe the French portion of Austria is supporting the e-book market and will be blessed with the new Kindle?

  6. Hi,
    there is no French portion of Austria.

    Austria seems to go for the PRS-505 btw…

    All the best
    Tam Hanna

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