I am VERY interested in a Kindle DX but being in NZ the lack of WiFi would be a major headache (3G is not supported here so USB loading would be my only option).
With the DX seemingly being resurrected, can we look forward to a hardware update that will include WiFi at any point ?
Updated with response from Amazon (below):
I've read your email and completely understand you frustration caused due to the lack of a Wi-Fi enabled large screen kindle. Please accept my sincere apology for the inconvenience that this issue has caused to you.
I'd like to thank you for taking the time to contact us about the areas that we'll need to improve on kindle device.
We'll consider your feedback as we plan further improvements. Customer feedback like yours is always important to us. I'll be sure to pass your message along to the appropriate department as we continue to improve the Kindle experience for our customers.
As with all of our products, we continue to make Kindle and Kindle apps better for customers with regular software updates.
As soon as your request becomes available, we will definitely let you know about this through our website.
In addition to our large selection, one of the benefits we try very hard to offer our customers is convenience. I'm very sorry for the inconvenience you experienced in this case.
We appreciate your patience and understanding.
Thanks for taking time to offer us your thoughts. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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I am a very happy Kindle Touch owner and user, but have been frustrated by the lack of a wi-fi enabled large screen Kindle. I note that the DX has recently re-appeared in your Kindle Store and was wondering (and hoping) that this might indicate a renewed interest in large screen e-readers by Amazon (perhaps in response to recent announcements by Sony in this area).
As a New Zealand resident, the lack of wi-fi is a major problem for me in a Kindle as the Free 3G service is not available here (the coverage map is misleading in this respect). Ironically, my Kindle Touch is wi-fi only and this works perfectly. I am able to still use my wi-fi only Kindle Touch when on the move, thanks to the mobile hotspot facility in my smartphone that enables me to create a wi-fi access point where-ever and when-ever I need it, as long as I have access to mobile data, 3G or otherwise.
The point being, if wi-fi was added even at the expense of removing 3G capabilities, I think this would be a great boost to the DX product line, not just in NZ and elsewhere that 3G isn't available, but more generally. A bigger/higher resolution and improved contrast screen wouldn't hurt either.
I look forward to hearing from you soon and hope that the news will enable me to look forward to adding a revised Kindle DX to complement my Kindle Touch.
Many thanks in advance.