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Initial post: Oct 15, 2013 5:39:02 PM PDT
Mom says:
I read an article somewhere that Amazon is doing away with the Kindle DX....I had just ordered one today prior to reading that article, and now I fear there could be no support for it in the future. Maybe I should return it when it arrives tomorrow............anyone know of this?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 15, 2013 5:41:33 PM PDT
SeaLevel274 says:
My guess, and I suspect that of many others, is that they are selling the remaining stock and then that's it for the DX.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 15, 2013 5:43:11 PM PDT
Miss Carol says:
What do you mean by "support"? Amazon will always support their products in the sense of answering questions about them and that kind of thing. None of the Kindles get repaired, so that isn't an issue.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 15, 2013 5:45:11 PM PDT
Mom says:
By support I mean software updates.............

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 15, 2013 5:50:12 PM PDT
The DX is running 2.5.8, and hasn't been updated in quite some time. There is no reason to expect any more updates. The 2.xx firmware is pretty old. That version goes back to 2009.

It will work as advertised, there is no reason to worry. Amazon will honor the 12 month warranty.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 15, 2013 6:03:52 PM PDT
Bixillarla says:
The DX is running 2nd generation software. It has not been updated since then.

They had discontinued it awhile back and must have found some more in warehouse and marked them down and put them back up.

There will be no further updates on the DX, it did not sell well and has been marked down 2-3 times to get rid of them.

Posted on Oct 15, 2013 6:45:18 PM PDT
How about the Kindle Keyboard, has it been phased out completely as well? That's the only Kindle ereader I have. It works fine. I don't see it on the amazon website anymore.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 15, 2013 6:53:05 PM PDT
Bixillarla says:
Yup the Kindle Keyboard was phased out when the Paperwhite came out.

Posted on Oct 15, 2013 10:38:58 PM PDT
The Touch is gone, too. I would not expect further OS updates, but I am sure Amazon will support the DX, etc, as they do others. If it breaks down while under warranty, they would probably give you a free Kindle (Basic), or PaperWhite, or offer you a discount on one of the Fires. That would amount to a software, AND hardware, update. You can always trust Amazon.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2013 12:09:24 AM PDT
M. Ratcheson says:
Like others have said, it's likely they are phasing them out. But comfort yourself that you got a great price on the largest eInk reader that will likely ever be produced! I've been considering one, I'm sure it will be superior to any other Kindle for PDFs, and magazines, if you don't care about color.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2013 3:59:04 PM PDT
D. Baker says:
Which is precisely why I hold on to my DX even if I tend to use the Paperwhite on a daily basis.

Nothing beats it for reading pdf's

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2013 9:55:30 PM PDT
CBRetriever says:
actually, the Kindle Fires might be better

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2013 10:39:14 PM PDT
M. Ratcheson says:
For reading PDFs? I haven't had a lot of luck with that on my Fire HD? It's a bit better than it is on on my eInk Kindles, but still way too small for my aged eyes to deal with. I might be overlooking some feature on my Fire.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2013 11:04:32 PM PDT
CBRetriever says:
they can easily be zoomed and when you open one through ES file explorer using the kindle option works quite well and landscape mode is excellent

also there are pdf readers available

Posted on Oct 16, 2013 11:09:29 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 16, 2013 11:12:40 PM PDT
Peter Craine says:
By the way... on the "Compare Kindles" chart that's shown on the Kindle page, it says the DX has "Free 3G + Wi-Fi."

That's wrong, isn't it? The DX has never had Wi-Fi, right? (Although I did just find a teardown article from a few years ago that said it looked like it was wired to support Wi-Fi if it ever was offered.)

ETA: The chart on the Paperwhite page just says "Free 3G."

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2013 11:13:44 PM PDT
CBRetriever says:
yep, that's incorrect
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