The Kindle DX has not been as successful as Amazon expected it to be among students and the people involved in the world of academia. The device does have a large E-ink screen but its software is very limited. Amazon has been selling the Kindle DX for around $380 for quite a while now. The company did decide to drop its price to $259 just for the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping events. But the future for the Kindle DX remains quite unpredictable.
Many have been wondering why Amazon is keeping the Kindle DX around. There is no question that there is demand for larger E-ink e-readers. But in its current form, the Kindle DX won’t sell well. Besides, smaller Kindles are going for around $100. Most people are not willing to pay close to $400 just to get a limited e-reader these days.
As TechCrunch suggests, a new Kindle DX may be already in the works. Amazon has kept the current model around for far too long if it indeed intends to discontinue it once and for all. Since the Kindle Fire 2 will have an 8.9 inch screen, there is still a place for a 10 inch e-reader in the Kindle family. One way or another, the future of this device will be determined by the next summer.
What’s your take? Do you think Amazon will keep the Kindle DX around?