May 6, 2009

Kindle DX for $500, Whats Amazon Thinking?

I don't get it. I just don't. The original Kindle ebook reader concept was on the fence for me. It was a great MVNO solution at a questionable asking price of $360. While some can argue that for this price, you can buy enough books for a couple of years worth of consumption, I'll give the Kindle some credit for its ability to download news and buy books over the air (and its green factor).

Today, Amazon announced Kindle DX. Its physically bigger, holds more memory and cost much more as well. At $499 or the cost of roughly 50 paperbacks, thats a lot of money to pay for a gadget that have actually gotten larger. Based on preliminary hands-on feedback, this thing is pretty much the same as Kindle 2, except for its BIGGER. The increase size makes it non-mobile friendly and good luck trying to fit that in your pocket.

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