Amazon’s Graphite Kindle DX Now Shipping

Amazon’s new graphite Kindle DX e-reader is now shipping. Unlike past Kindle models on launch day, the graphite Kindle DX has not yet sold out.

The new 9.7-inch graphite Kindle DX includes more than just a sleek new color scheme. It also features Amazon’s new Pearl display, which the company claims provides 50% improved contrast. Supposedly, the text appears to “pop from the page”, while consuming even less power than any other e-reader display. E Ink has five Pearl display models ranging from screen sizes 5-inches to 9.7 inches, capable of showing 16 levels of gray.

Additional features of the graphite Kindle DX include:

  • Books downloaded in under a minute
  • Free 3G wireless access
  • Storage for up to 3,500 books
  • 1 week of battery life on a single charge with wireless on, 2 weeks with wireless turned off
  • Buy books once, read them anywhere – Read your Kindle books on your PC, iPhone, Mac, iPad, Android phone, or BlackBerry
  • Global Coverage
  • Twitter and Facebook integration
  • Text-to-Speech
  • Auto-rotating screen
  • Over 620,000 books available for purchase
  • Over 1.8 million free books

Order your graphite Kindle DX today for $379. If that seems a little to pricey for you, check out the comparison chart below. Maybe the original Kindle which is available for $189, would be sufficient.

Via Engadget, Amazon

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