Amazon just the Kindle DX down by $110 to just $379. The latest Kindle will ship July 7. You can read more about the Kindle DX from IW’s article:
Called “Pearl,” E Ink says the contrast ratio of the display is about 50% greater than the previous generation. E Ink technology, which is used in most e-readers, only displays text and graphics in black and white, but offers a reading experience with less eyestrain than a typical LCD screen used with PCs. In addition, E Ink-powered displays can be viewed in direct sunlight with no glare.
Amazon started taking pre-orders Thursday for the new Kindle DX, which sports a 9.7-inch diagonal screen. The standard Kindle has a 6-inch screen and sells for $189. Both e-readers come with 3G wireless technologies that Amazon provides without charge for buying and downloading e-books from its store.
Amazon’s focus on selling e-books is reflected in other recent announcements. The retailer this week released a new version of the Kindle software that makes it possible to play audio and video embedded in e-books. The new app is only for Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, but is expected to be expanded to other platforms in the future.
In releasing the software, as well as a handful of multimedia books for $10 each, Amazon is trying to stay ahead of rivals, particularly Apple. The latter company launched its own iTunes bookstore along with the iPad tablet computer in April.