Amazon’s Kindle DX gets official vs. Sony reader vs. Apple Media Pad?

Amazon’s Kindle DX gets official vs. Sony reader vs. Apple Media Pad?

Amazon has just launched the next generation of eBook reader –the Kindle DX. It’s now available for pre-order at a price of $489 for expected shipment this summer. The biggest change here is its 9.7 in screen which is 2.6 times larger than the 6 inched Kindle 2 ($359). Its wide screen is designed for reading documents such as newspapers, textbooks, and research journal articles which seems have not worked attractively for its successor smaller screen size.

The new Kindle DX sports a built-in accelerometer that allows for auto-rotation of content when flipped between landscape and portrait orientations and a larger storage of 3.3GB that will provides space for up to 3,500 books periodicals and other documents. The Boston Globe, The New York Times and The Washington Post are all planning to offer long-term subscriptions for Kindle newspaper editions at discounted prices. Kindle DX also offers a free 3G access through Sprint’s network to allow downloading of contents and the most requested PDF support is also included.

If the Amazon’s Kindle 2 has been overridden for only 2 months of the new DX, we can expect for another reader (which Sony have just spoken of their own Danielle Steel edition reader), which somehow we can see a relationship with iPhone’s eBook capabilities (Kindle for iPhone App) related to rumored Apple cooking their own media pad (other’s say a netbook) which will directly engage competition with any eBook reader mainly Amazon’s Kindle.

If we can see Apple media pad by the next days, the question here is does the Amazon’s service will remain compatible for Apple’s rumored pad? And how about the Fujitsu FLEPia first colored e-Book reader?

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