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Amazon Kindle DX (3rd Gen)
 
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$209.99 - $244.63
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Summary: A 9.6-inch e-book reader with a monochrome Pearl E-Ink display . It comes with 4GB of memory. It uses buttons for navigation and has cellular 3G for buying e-books.
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Type: 8-inch or larger display e-book readers
About - Amazon Kindle DX (3rd Gen)

The Amazon Kindle DX (3rd Gen) is a 9.6-inch e-book reader with a monochrome Pearl E-Ink display . It comes with 4GB of memory. It uses buttons for navigation.

The Kindle DX (3rd Gen) measures 10.4 inches high by 7.2 inches wide by 0.4 inches thick and weighs 19.1 ounces. It comes with a 12-month warranty on parts and labor.

About This Brand

Amazon's virtual online store opened in July 1995 and continues to grow. Its first piece of hardware, the Kindle, was released in November 2007. The Kindle now has a variety of e-reader e-ink offerings that include Wi-Fi and/or Wi-Fi and 3G, with or without a touch screen, with or without a light, different sized screens, and with and without "special offers" models that have limited time offers and ads on the screen savers. Amazon also makes tablets: the Kindle Fire and the Kindle Fire HD, which are Wi-Fi only and/or Wi-Fi and 4G LCD color devices for music, books, movies, games, and more, and come in a choice of 2 screen sizes and more (see tablets).

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Features & Specs - Amazon Kindle DX (3rd Gen)
info E-book store Amazon
info Library loaning Yes
info Unsecured e-book formats AZW, MOBI, PDF, PRC
info DRM e-book formats AZW
info Other document formats DOC, DOCX, HTML, RTF, TXT
info Wi-Fi No
info 3G carrier AT&T
info Internal memory (GB) 4
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Additional Information (The information below has been supplied by an external source.)
General Information
Manufacturer Amazon.com, Inc
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.amazon.com
Product Line Kindle DX
Product Model B002GYWHSQ
Product Name Kindle DX B002GYWHSQ Digital Text Reader
Product Type Digital Text Reader
User Reviews - Amazon Kindle DX (3rd Gen)
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Change in Kindle ownership troublesome
1/20/2014
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Comment:
I bought a Kindle for my wife over a year ago and purchased a number of books for her Kindle as gifts, both at the time of purchase and again more recently. She has enjoyed reading books on the Kindle, but still has several books unread. Since I purchased the Kindle, I am registered as its owner with Amazon.<br />We now have decided that my wife should control future purchases without my intervention. So we looked up the direction for changing the ownership. The information that came with the kindle device as well as Amazon's email directions state:<br />If you purchased Kindle as a gift for someone else, you should de-register this Kindle from your Amazon.com account. You can de-register Kindle from the Settings page on the device or at Manage Your Kindle on Amazon.com. The gift recipient can then re-register the device to their Amazon.com account right from the Settings page on the Kindle. <br />Since these directions do not address our desire for both of us to be able to purchase books on the kindle, we called the Kindle customer assistance phone line. The lady confirmed the need to follow the printed directions for de-registering the Kindle from my Amazon account and re-registering it for my wife's Amazon account. Luckily, the Amazon staff person took the trouble to inform us that any books currently in the Kindle memory that were ordered by me, the purchaser & previous owner would be lost after the re-registration. None of the directions that came with the Kindle informed us of this policy nor cautioned the Kindle purchaser about ordering any books for the device prior to its delivery to the Kindle gift recipient. My wife and I consider this policy and lack of its advance disclosure to be very troublesome, to say the least.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Worth every penny
9/9/2013
Pros
Ease of Use
Online Access To Books
Print Clarity And Font
Quality of materials
Software
Cons
Page turning buttons
Best Uses
Novels
Comment:
The Kindle is fantastic. The print and font can be altered to your liking and looks like real print so there is very little eye strain. The ability to download a book quickly on the 3G network is amazingly fast. The price reduction for electronic books is incredible and therefore the Kindle pays for itself in no time. The ability to organize books into different folders is very useful. The Canadian book store is very much improved as of late and I haven't recently had any issues finding a title I want. The ability to browse through genres and sub-genres is very helpful if you're looking for subject matter books. I highly recommend this product.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Great for Seniors
6/28/2013
Pros
Adjustable print size
Apps For Pc Ipad Etc
Excellent Data Space
Good Contrast
Cons
NO BACKLIGHT
Weight
Best Uses
Vision Impaired
Comment:
I have age related macular degeneration and can no longer read regular magazines, newsprint, etc. The large screen and adjustable font allow me to read books and magazines again.<br />I also use it in conjunction with the Calibre ebook management software to add pdf and other books for reading on my Kindle.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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