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Does the Kindle DX make you drool ???

Does the Kindle DX make you drool ???

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I really like my Kindle 2.  So needless to say I was more than interested in the announcements today by Amazon. But after reading up on the Kindle DX, I am not drooling for the new bigger device.  First of all, the new device is more expensive and I thought the Kindle 2 was already too expensive.  Second, it looks pretty big.  I like the small form factor Kindle 2, so I’m not sure I’d want anything any bigger in my backpack.  I guess it remains to be seen if they sell well.  Good luck competing with those netbook dollars. 

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  • I agree. I am a Kindle 1 kind of guy and really was not all that excited about the DX.  

    It does look huge. I wonder how you carry it...backpack?

  • I'd love to have a Kindle DX to read my newspaper on.  Actually I think this could be the device that saves newspapers from extinction.  If only newspapers understood that some readers (me, me, me) would pay to get ad-free news in a readable format over the internet.

    Heck, I’d pay the full newspaper price for my Globe and Mail; that’s about $35 a month.  If the Globe and Mail played ball with Amazon they’d lower the price for subscribers that are willing to go for a yearly subscription.  Of course Amazon would increase the market for its device and for its books.

    Think about it; push delivery of your newspapers to your Kindle overnight, environmentally friendly (no paper, no delivery), never wet, and actual news instead of the junk we get more and more on TV.

    Alas, Kindle is not available in Canada.  What a shame…

  • I'd love to have a Kindle DX to read my newspaper on.  Actually I think this could be the device that saves newspapers from extinction.  If only newspapers understood that some readers (me, me, me) would pay to get ad-free news in a readable format over the internet.

    Heck, I’d pay the full newspaper price for my Globe and Mail; that’s about $35 a month.  If the Globe and Mail played ball with Amazon they’d lower the price for subscribers that are willing to go for a yearly subscription.  Of course Amazon would increase the market for its device and for its books.

    Think about it; push delivery of your newspapers to your Kindle overnight, environmentally friendly (no paper, no delivery), never wet, and actual news instead of the junk we get more and more on TV.

    Alas, Kindle is not available in Canada.  What a shame…

  • No.  A single purpose device that's too big to put in a pocket and costs nearly $500 holds no charms for me.  I'll stick with my iPhone kindle app.

  • clearly amazon needs to go back to school...

    i find my kindle2 useful, but living in melbourne, australia kind of limits its functionality.

    the whole point about using a device like the kindle is to enhance content accessibility and delivery.

    the most work a newspaper ever gets around my place is when its used as a drop sheet for painting.

    we need to get the content providers to dream, the possibilities are quite simply endless...

  • Why can't windows mobile do this?  Displaying text - how complicated can that be for the company that put Word together?  Might bring the price down if hardware vendors competed head to head.

  • It does, I have one on order. My wife will get my K2. It's not the size, it's the native PDF support.  If they back fill the K2 with that, I may drop my order.

  • I think the bigger screen is great, but takes away from portability, especially also might be harder to use during my morning commute on the subway.