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Compare Kindle DX and Kindle 2

Monday, May 3, 2010 @ 05:05 PM Karen Hood

While perhaps nothing beats the functionality and versatility of the new iPad, the folks at Amazon really have something going with the Kindle. Global wireless, a nearly endless library, lightning fast capabilities…makes a fellow wish he owned one. Let’s take a look at two editions of this amazing electronic reading device: Kindle DX and Kindle 2.

The Kindle DX (left) is the largest version of this extraordinary device to date.  It features a 9.7-inch E Ink screen and Golbal Wireless functionality for downloading all your favorite titles from anywhere.  It also features a larger internal memory so you can carry up to 3,500 books at a time.  Like its predecessors, it can be read with no glare in even direct sunlight.  It features a full QWERTY keyboard and boasts a five-way navigation control, along with native .PDF support with Adobe reader, a huge plus for the businessperson on the go.  The entire device is a mere 1/3″ thick.  That’s about the thickness of the old #2 pencils!  And lastly, the screen  on the DX rotates automatically, compared to its manually rotated precursors.

The Kindle 2 (right) is the bread and butter of the Kindle line.  While its features are slightly less advanced (and smaller) than its big brother the DX, it still features the global 3G wireless function and a full QWERTY keyboard.  It’s display is a cozy six inches and it still an astounding 1/3″ thick!  It still delivers the revolutionary E Ink display and it too can display .PDF files with superior portability.  Both devices carry a pre-loaded dictionary with on-the-spot lookup and have access to thousands of books, periodicals, and documents at your fingertips.  Not to mention, there are a host of stylish cases and accessories to fit your style.

Either device would make a great gift and thousands more titles will be available on for e-readers soon!  As more and more titles become available for the Kindle, we’re almost certain to see them in the hands of increasingly technological consumers.

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