A year after banishing the device, Amazon is reintroducing the huge Kindle DX model.
“Kindle DX is again available on Amazon.com,” an Amazon spokeswoman said in a statement. “Our website lists the most up to date availability for all products. We’re excited to offer customers this option.”
Measuring in at 10.4 by 7.2 by 0.38 inches, the Kindle DX boasts a QWERTY keyboard, and offers free 3G network access. It has 4GB of storage, which Amazon says is enough for up to 3,500 books, periodicals, and documents.
The Kindle DX first made its debut in May 2009 with a $489 price tag. The company inked deals with several publishing houses for access to their textbooks on the Kindle DX, but the large – and expensive – device never took off, especially after the iPad made its debut in early 2010. The DX’s price was later dropped to $379.
Now the device is back to the market with a price tag of $299, the same price it had fallen to before being dropped last year.
Amazon’s giving away very little about its reasoning for the move, simply noting “We’re excited to offer customers this option.” It’s not put out a press release or any other promotional material.