As you have heard Amazon released their new bigger Kindle called Kindle DX with the ambition to gain higher share of the eBook reader market and sign more customers. Our previous coverage for Kindle is here and here.
This "deluxe" Kindle version offers a much larger (9.7") viewing screen, added storage capacity, and E Ink's 16 shades of gray, allowing a reading experience "like printed words on paper because the screen works using real ink and doesn't use a backlight, eliminating the eyestrain and glare associated with other electronic displays. Offering storage for up to 3,500 books, from a catalog of more than 280,000 titles in the Kindle Store, the new Kindle DX will also offer editions of The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and The Washington Post and textbooks from a variety of major academic publishers."
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Some universities ( Arizona State University, Case Western Reserve University, Princeton University, Reed College, Pace University, and Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia) have agreed to participate in test programs with Kindle to see the functionality of the new device.