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Video: Amazon launches the Kindle DX

Sister site CNET TV was on-site at the launch of Amazon's new Kindle DX, for which the company has partnered with newspapers, textbook publishers, and universities. The device comes out this summer.

Sister site CNET TV was on-site at the launch of Amazon's new Kindle DX, for which the company has partnered with newspapers, textbook publishers, and universities. The device comes out this summer.

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jfreedle2
jfreedle2

I would rather use my Tablet PC rather than a device such as this.

charlesheller
charlesheller

This is suppose to help us how. spending 500 bux for another ebook reader. yawn

cutedeedle
cutedeedle

I agree, very UNimpressive. Yeah, more embedded storage but still missing the SD slot. I have a 16GB SD card in my K1 -- very handy for many things. Just ask those who post on the Amazon forums about how their media is not always available for re-download to a newer or 2nd Kindle. For use with textbooks -- a horrible design flaw is no touch screen for easy highlighting and annotating of what will be hundreds of texts a college student will need over the course of their academic life. Notice I said easy. You can highlight and annotate with the K1 and K2 but it's not easy or quick -- it's a pain in the, er, fingers. Yep, you can get a nice stripped down light notebook, or even a netbook, for the same price. Jeff, go back to the drawing board.

spawnywhippet
spawnywhippet

It doesn't seem to do any more than a laptop for the same price, yet has very limited functionality. I can't believe it doesn't have WiFi - my 4 year old Nokia phone and home amplifier have that. Also only 2GB of storage; I have a 64GB memory stick in my pocket right now!!

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