We were waiting for the announcement, and now it’s here: the Kindle DX. It appears to be no different from the Kindle 2 I have—except for a bigger screen, bigger storage, and a bigger price. That’s 9.7″ vs. 6″; 4GB vs. 2 GB; and $489 vs. $359. (The DX, targeting business consumers, can also read PDFs natively—that is a big plus.)
I won’t be going for one now, but I imagine that I will upgrade my screen size in several years. In fact, I like the Kindle so much that I could see real benefits in having the smaller one and the DX. The form factor on the smaller one really is convenient. It’s the size of, well, a book. But the new larger model would allow reading anything from Google Books. The screen on the smaller Kindle 2 just isn’t the right size for page scans like those.
Another winner from Amazon. I predict that e-Readers really are going to make it big. I have found mine to be very convenient and useful daily.