|Amazon Kindle DX Now for Sale to Customers in More Than 100 Countries|
SEATTLE, Jan 06, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) today announced that Amazon Kindle DX, the purpose-built reading device that offers Kindle's revolutionary wireless delivery and massive selection of content with a large 9.7-inch electronic paper display, is available for the first time to customers around the world. With 2.5 times the surface area of Kindle's 6-inch display, Kindle DX's larger electronic paper display with 16 shades of gray has more area for graphic-rich content, such as professional and personal documents, newspapers, magazines and textbooks. Kindle DX with Global Wireless is available for pre-order starting today for $489 at www.amazon.com/kindledx and ships Jan. 19.
Kindle DX wirelessly downloads books, magazines, newspapers and personal documents to a crisp, high-resolution 9.7-inch electronic ink display that looks and reads like real paper. Kindle DX includes a native PDF reader, auto-rotate capability and storage for up to 3,500 books. Kindle DX utilizes the same 3G wireless technology as advanced cell phones, so you never need to hunt for a Wi-Fi hotspot.
"Kindle DX is great for personal and professional documents, cookbooks and textbooks - anything that is highly formatted. Documents look so good on the big Kindle DX display, that you'll find yourself changing ink toner cartridges less often and printing fewer documents," said Ian Freed, Vice President, Amazon Kindle. "We're excited to be able to offer Kindle DX to customers worldwide so they can carry all of their personal documents along with their whole library in one slender package."
Kindle with Global Wireless, Amazon's 6-inch purpose-built reading device, was released in October 2009 and has already shipped to over 130 countries. Kindle is the most wished for, most gifted, and #1 bestselling item across the millions of products sold on Amazon.com.
The Kindle Store (http://www.amazon.com) offers international customers over 300,000 English-language books, including New Releases and New York Times Bestsellers, which are typically priced less than physical editions. International customers pay only the listed price of the book - no additional wireless charges or roaming fees. Over 1,000 different rights-holders now have books available in the Kindle Store, including leading publishers Atlantic Books, Bloomsbury, Canongate, Faber and Faber, Harlequin, HarperCollins, Lonely Planet, Penguin, Profile Books, Quercus, Random House, Simon & Schuster and Wiley.
More than 100 top newspapers and magazines are also available in the Kindle Store for single purchase or subscription, including The New York Times, USAToday, Newsweek, Financial Times (UK), The Times (UK), Globe and Mail (Canada), Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany), Le Monde (France), O Globo (Brazil), Hindustan Times (India), The Mainichi Daily News (Japan), El Pais (Spain), La Stampa (Italy), Shanghai Daily (China), El Universal (Mexico), Moscow Times (Russia) and The Prague Post (Czech Republic).
Customers around the world can now enjoy the same features that have made Kindle DX a top seller in the United States:
Media can visit the Kindle Media Room at http://www.amazon.com for additional media resources and to request an interview.
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Kindle devices are sold through Amazon Digital Services, Inc.