Tuesday, May 5, 2009

When It Rains, It Pours. Kindle DX details Flood the Internet

Details on the new Kindle DX have flooded the net over the last couple of days. We have grabbed all the inside information out there about the newest Kindle System.

This super sized model of the original boasts a 9.7-inch electronic ink display, 5-way navigation button and a QWERTY keyboard. The new Kindle DX will is rumored to have improved web browsing, the ability to add annotations in addition to notes and highlights and native PDF reader. In addition to newspaper and periodicals, the Kindle DX is designed to support textbooks and, according to the Wall Street Journal, a special edition packed with pre-installed textbooks for chemistry, computer science and a freshman seminar is being released as part of a college trial.
At least six schools are believed to be involved in a "pilot program" in which they'll hand out Kindles to incoming freshmen and allow them to get textbooks on the devices. Pace University, Case Western Reserve University, Reed College, Arizona State University, Princeton University, and the Darden School at the University of Virginia are the institutions that have been named.

Rumor has it the NEw York Times will have subscriptions for $9.95 / month. a nice price cut from their current $13.99 a month price.

Full Details should be available on Wednesday after a press meeting scheduled in New York.

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