Amazon Kindle Review: Kindle 2 Vs Kindle DX

Here’s a simplified Amazon Kindle review and comparison between Kindle2 and Kindle DX

Kindle DX is not yet available, so if you would like  to purchase it you can  place your order and join the line….or if you just want to check it out, go to Amazon’s website.

I am not sure what the goal is here with the Kindle DX since it is not much different from Kindle 2 in terms of function. The only notable differences are  size, native PDF, content capacity, and auto-rotating screen.

Up to the time of this post, we are not yet sure if ads will be allow to  appear in periodicals and newspapers.

We will keep you posted on that, since its something we are expecting to see if not now later…I really don’t think Amazon can continue to ignore it, since competitors are lining up for that very reason.

FEATURES

Kindle 2

kindle2

Kindle DX

kindledx

Display

  • 6” diagonal e-ink

  • 600 x 800 pixels

  • 16-level gray scale

  • 9.7″ diagonal e-ink

  • 1200 x 824 pixels

  • 16-level gray scale


Size

  • 5.3 ” x 8.0 ” x 0.36″

  • 10.4″ x 7.2″ x 0.38″

Rotating display

  • No

  • yes

Wireless

  • 3G

  • 3G

Wireless Bill

  • No

  • No

Weight

  • 10.2 ounces

  • 18.9 ounces

Storage

  • 1,500 books

  • 3,500 books

Font Sizes

  • 6

  • 6

Text-to-speech

  • Yes

  • Yes

PDF

  • Via conversion

  • Native

Book in under 60 secs.

  • Yes

  • Yes

Whispersync

  • Yes

  • Yes

Price

  • $359.00

  • $489.00

5-way controller

  • Yes

  • Yes

What I’ve shared above is based on my experience.  I would love to hear what you have know about these devices.   Feel free to make comments below for the benefit of other readers.!

Kindle 2 is Here!

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Amazon kindle 2, the next generation wireless reading device has arrived  and will be officially released on February 24th…I can’t wait to see if it lives up to the hype.
To get yours hands the device, you will have to order quickly, join the line and wait. Just how long you will have to wait is not yet clear.  One thing is sure, though, the line is getting long very fast.
It’s been just over a year since Amazon launched the initial, Kindle 1. Since its launch, many bought into it and became early adopters.
Yet, the device was not without many flaws including clumsiness – not being able to hold it without inadvertently turning the page, not having wireless access in some areas, and the delayed reaction  associated with turning the pages.
This hardly seem to justify the initial $400 price tag slapped on it, which later became $359. This, of course, did nothing to deter buyers many of whom wanted to be a part of the revolution –  a new and easy way to access and read materials on the go.
Many agree that turning out Kindle 2 at this time is a great idea. After all, it’s been the topic of debate for quite some time. However, they were hoping that Amazon would consider allowing them to trade in their  “old” kindle 1 for  the new and improved Kindle 2 at a much reduced price. Will this happen? I don’t think so.
For now, if you want to get Kindle 2, you will have to fork out another $359, even if you are an early adopter… I guess this means that you will just have to stack them up, each time a new generation comes out…unless of course Amazon decide to work something out.
At this rate, you may even see a new generation Kindle at the turn of each year…who knows.
In any case, I am still going to get one.

So, what does this new device offer?
From my understanding, it still provide the convenience of reading what you want, when you want it.

You can still have immediate wireless access to books all delivered in less than 60 seconds…from the Kindle store of course…and its free.
Also, it  still can “disappear” in your hands so you get lost in the author’s words.

New and Improved Features
* Sleek and slim – just over1/3 of an inch (size of most magazines)

* Seven times more storage and holds over 1,500 titles

* Improved display provides crisper images and text –  now boasts 16 shades of gray.

* Faster Page turning – 20% faster.

* Longer battery life- 25% more.

* New “Text-to-Speech“ features means Kindle can even read out loud to you.

Present Kindle owners are given priority to be the first to get their hands on the next generation Amazon Kindle 2 device, but must order before midnight on February 10th. You don’t want to miss this…I am off to get mine.

More hands-on analysis later…