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Amazon sells out of Kindle DX after two days

updated 04:35 pm EDT, Fri June 12, 2009

Kindle DX sold out

Just days after shipping on Wednesday, the Kindle DX e-book reader is already sold out at Amazon, with another shipment expected by June 17th. The $489 device, sold exclusively through Amazon, apparently sold out on the first day, also thanks to pre-orders.

The DX is the largest Kindle device to date, sporting a 9.7-inch, 1200x824 resolution e-ink display as well as PDF file support, unlike the original Kindle and its successor, the Kindle 2. It can hold up to 3,500 books, periodicals, and documents in its memory and downloads this content via a no-charge 3G data connection. A tilt sensor will change the orientation of the screen as needed.

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  1. garmonbosia

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    They sold both of them?

  1. slapppy

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    They sold three of them!

  1. Constable Odo

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    WS thinks the Kindle DX

    is a better product than the iPhone 3G S. I believe I've only seen one person on the subway in NYC with a Kindle. It was a rather unusual sighting to me. So many people in NYC are carrying iPhones and iPod Touchs, so seeing a Kindle threw me off a bit.

    I still think a Kindle would be a darn useful device for a reader. I'd swear it would be great for students. If I read as much as I used to when I was younger, I'd probably have one. I can't wait to see Apple's answer to the Kindle DX.

  1. dimmer

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    Apple's answer: "Enjoy your Kindle DX!"

  1. luckyday

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    The fact that you guys think an iphone and a kinde dx have something in common is f*cked up.

    If being a troll means I'm not one of you guys, I'm glad to be a troll.

    Slappy you're the worst.

  1. LouZer

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    Re: Sad

    What are you talking about, lucky? They are bitter rivals. The Kindle has a data network, so does the iPhone. The Kindle allows you to read books. So does the iPhone.

    Ergo, they are rivals and the iPhone can do sooooo much more, it easily wins. Because, as mac lovers, we know that more features means a better product!

    Oh, wait. Isn't it the other way around? Damn, I can't remember now. c***, they just removed the ExpressCard slot from the 15" macbook because it apparently added $300 to the cost of the computer (which is so odd since those PC users get them with $400 computers). So less features are better.

    Oh, wait, but they just added more features to the iPhone, and it's better. Damn! Who can keep up with this stuff.

    OK, I remember now. Whatever Apple does is the correct way and, therefore, better than what anyone else does. And since Apple has sold 21 million iPhones, it has beaten everything.

  1. Jonathan-Tanya

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    forget about it

    they both contain plastic. They both operate on electricity.

    but ultimately the Kindle is a book reader, and the iPhone and Phone.

    Sure, electronic devices have overlap...your ON*STAR can place a phone call, but ultimately its not your personal cell phone.

    The iPhone will never be a book reader, because the screen is too small.

    That's the phenomena most reviewers don't get. Here they are, writers for a living...they don't exactly want to admit, that they don't read books...but its obvious they don't. They've long ago, just become web surfers and readers of web pages.

    But readers of actual books, people who buy books and read them weekly...they know the iPhone doesn't work for that.

    You can web surf all day on an iPhone, but its just a pain in the !@#$@# side (I bleeped the word 'back'???) to read a full blown novel on it.

    OK, if you cannot imagine this....let me think of a way to walk you through it.

    Reading a novel, one paragraph at a time, would be like reading your webpage, one word at a time. Every new word, new page.

    Thats annoying right? Now you get it.

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