We caught whispers yesterday of how Amazon was planning a Kindle 2 successor with a big screen, but more details have come crawling out of the net’s nooks and crannies. According to an inside source, that e-reader will be called the Kindle DX, and feature a 9.7-inch screen, PDF support, and the ability to make notes and highlights on your documents.
Amazon’s Kindle DX is obviously an attempt to get more newspapers and magazines on board to provide lucrative subscriptions, and said source claims that the New York Times will be one of the first off the block, with a $9.95 a month offering (four dollars less than the current cost for the Kindle 2).
But the Kindle DX is also set to shake up the university textbook market. The report claims that Case Western Reserve University on Cleveland, Ohio, will be giving its students a Kindle DX each in the Autumn, stuffed with all the textbooks they could need for chemistry and computer science. In other words, with a Kindle DX, you could potentially graduate without ever setting foot in a library!
There’s no official confirmation of the Kindle DX just yet, but Amazon is making an announcement tomorrow, so expect the Kindle DX to be making the headlines as well as displaying them this week.