Amazon to ship Kindle DX with 50% better contrast, 3G still free

Amazon's new Kindle DX

Amazon is shipping a new Kindle eReader this week to keep things fresh and interesting in the eBook market, their latest iteration is the Kindle DX.  The DX offers new e-ink display technology with 50% better contrast over its predecessor, making for clearer, sharper text and images.  The 9.7 inch screen shows 1200 x 824 resolution, with 16-levels of grayscale and 10:1 contrast ratio; manufactured by E Ink Corporation . The upgraded e-ink display will make it easier to read whether you are sitting indoors under low light, or outside in direct sunlight.

Whispersync technology has been integrated to automatically save and synchronize your book libraries and last page read.  You can also download new content in less then 60 seconds over wireless.  Battery life is rated for up to two weeks with wireless turned off, or half that with wireless on.
Shipping with an internal HSDPA modem (backup EDGE/GPRS in deadzone areas) and free 3G wireless connectivity in over 100 countries, the Kindle DX enclosed in graphite with 4GB of internal memory, online backup storage, and access to over 620,000 ebooks, newspapers, magazines and blogs, plus a million or so copyright books, sells for US $379 and ships this Wednesday.

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