Amazon’s Kindle DX arrives in UK

Amazon will begin shipping the Kindle DX eBook reader to the UK on 19 January, the company has confirmed.

Amazon's Kindle DX arrives in UK

The Kindle DX features a 9.7in screen and is aimed at students and newspaper readers.

“With 2.5 times the surface area of Kindle’s 6in display, Kindle DX’s larger electronic paper display with 16 shades of gray has more area for graphic-rich content, such as professional and personal documents, newspapers, magazines and textbooks,” the company says in its announcement.

Unfortunately, as with the Kindle International – released last year – UK customers will need to purchase the DX from the US store, and it will be shipped with a US charger.

It also seems likely UK customers will be hobbled by the same restrictions that blighted the Kindle International. The biggest of these affects the 3G connection, which allows users to purchase books, magazines and newspapers for free wherever they are.

However, UK users who subscribe to newspapers and magazines will discover that they download without any images, as Amazon looks to keep its roaming costs down. We’re waiting to hear back from Amazon on whether this problem will also effect the DX.

The DX will cost $489, though UK users will need to add on VAT and shipping duties. It’s available for pre-order now.

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