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Kindle DX Discontinued?


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Initial post: Oct 12, 2012 5:09:49 PM PDT
S. Prewitt says:
It looks like the DX has been discontinued. Has this been announced?

Posted on Oct 12, 2012 5:11:39 PM PDT
No announcement, other than the recent price reduction. That may have been to clear out remaining inventory. It's hard to say for sure, though, as the DX has disappeared from the Kindle page before and then reappeared.

Posted on Oct 12, 2012 5:23:41 PM PDT
Bixillarla says:
Amazon is most likely selling them until the stock is gone. The DX has not been updated since the K2, it is running the 2nd generation software.

Due to the size it cost a lot more to make the screens and just did not get the sales to make it a popular item.

I would not hold my breath for a updated version.

Posted on Oct 12, 2012 5:38:05 PM PDT
I remember someone posting a link to an article quoting an Amazon VP saying "we are done with the DX," meaning the no further improvements or updates. Sorry, I can't link the citation.

Maybe Amazon will announce a new PW with audio, TTS, a keyboard and page turn buttons? That would annoy a lot of folks who just bought a PW.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2012 6:28:04 PM PDT
S. Prewitt says:
I found it. Thanks, Old Rocker.
http://www.theverge.com/2012/9/6/3298468/amazon-kindle-dx-kindle-touch-e-readers-retired

Posted on Oct 12, 2012 6:45:21 PM PDT
So what is the answer of Amazon for the need of 9.7" screen for PDF. Reading PDFs in 6" landscape is frustrating!!

I guess people having the need are willing to pay but it is only Amazon not doing it...no touch DX, no paperwhite DX, the customer just cannot have the choice.

Posted on Oct 12, 2012 6:47:49 PM PDT
Bixillarla says:
That's what the 8.9" Fires are for when they are released.

If the DX is not selling why would a company want to put money into upgrading it.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2012 6:48:24 PM PDT
R. D. Clark says:
Their answer is the 8.9" Kindle Fire, obviously.

Posted on Oct 15, 2012 7:05:19 AM PDT
I would have liked a DX with the Paperwhite Screen. I do think the DX was a bit hindered by the pricepoint.

Posted on Oct 15, 2012 8:35:32 AM PDT
Larry D says:
I'm very thankful for the Kindle DX. It gave my mother the ability to read after macular degeneration took most of her eyesight and she could no longer read big print books. I use it every day, and will continue to do so until it dies. The paperwhite display is hard to beat.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 15, 2012 9:21:11 AM PDT
Not that obviously at all. HD Fire is a backlighted LCD device, instead the Kindle DX is an e-ink device, much better for continuous reading than a tablet. I'd really miss a big screen e-ink reader and just hope my DX will live as long as possible. IMHO it's a really bad move for Amazon.

Posted on Oct 15, 2012 11:10:01 AM PDT
R. D. Clark says:
You might not like the answer, but there it is.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 15, 2012 11:41:45 AM PDT
Bixillarla says:
Beretta it is not a bad move. The DX was never well received due to the price point that it had to be sold at. The 6" models continued to improve and get cheaper while the DX stayed the same, it was not a attractive option to most.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 15, 2012 11:51:57 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Not really a bad move at all. They don't make money on the ereaders themselves. So if they invest in a newer DX and they don't sell they are losing money.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 15, 2012 11:59:39 AM PDT
King Al says:
How is it a bad move if nobody is buying it?

Posted on Oct 15, 2012 4:33:49 PM PDT
I love my DX and will use it until the day it dies. I have another kindle, I just like the size of the DX's screen and always grab it first. I got it as a gift. I could never have afforded it otherwise. It is pricey and I guess that's what its downfall was. :(

Posted on Oct 15, 2012 5:17:02 PM PDT
The DX was specifically developed to get Amazon into the text book market and that turned out not to be the right product for that market. It was not just about form factor, it was also about graphics, color, pdfs, live web links and other media features. The Kindle text book market did not materialize the way they hoped and announced when they launched the DX. Very much the same with magazines. For a vehicle to read expensive college text books at a fraction of the cost people would be willing to pay a premium. But for just a larger foot print the volumes never developed.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 15, 2012 5:38:56 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 15, 2012 5:40:08 PM PDT
I think iPad is a better platform for reading text books. Inkling.com has specialized in converting text books into interactive ebooks for the iPad. Very cool and helpful especially for Life Science and Chemistry students. But its LCD screen makes me think twice of using an iPad as a tool for reading textbooks. My eyes are very sensitive and I couldn't stand staring at it for a long time.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 15, 2012 11:20:01 PM PDT
CBRetriever says:
the new platform for textbooks is the Kindle Fire and the larger Fires are probably ideal for it

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 23, 2012 11:00:12 PM PDT
Same for my husband. He uses it every day. He first try the smaller Kindle touch but didn't get enough text on the screen with the larger fonts. We hope his DX will last a long time. When it gives up there will certainly be some new readers on the market.

Posted on Oct 24, 2012 4:40:23 AM PDT
Debi says:
We got an extra DX when they were on sale. I'll use them until they die also. I'll get an ipad unless they come up with some other e-ink reader that is large enough.

Posted on Oct 27, 2012 2:54:04 AM PDT
I will take the following as the answer to amazon.

https://www.onyx-boox.com/onyx-boox-m92

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 27, 2012 4:21:35 AM PDT
Thank you so much for your tip! Now I'm not worried, should the dx break down.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 27, 2012 5:14:54 AM PDT
R. D. Clark says:
Note that this device does not support Amazon Kindle DRM-protected books (ie, most Kindle books from major publishers).

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 27, 2012 7:39:28 AM PDT
No problem for us, we can buy our books from other ebook sellers in epub or/and borrow them from our local library.
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