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Amazon.com updates Kindle DX, slashes price

SEATTLE Amazon.com has announced its latest version of its Kindle DX e-reader complete with a lower price, down from $489 to $379. According to the company, the new Kindle DX features a new graphite enclosure and an all new, high contrast electronic ink display with 50% better contrast for the clearest text and sharpest images.

“There’s no turning back once you read on our beautiful new Kindle DX screen,” said Steve Kessel, SVP Amazon Kindle. “With 50% better contrast and darker fonts, you’ll find it easier than ever to read wherever you happen to be, whether it’s outside in bright sunlight or under the low light of your living room. We’re excited to offer the new Kindle DX with free 3G wireless at the lower price of $379.”

 

The new Kindle DX will begin shipping on July 7, the company reported.