The Amazon Kindle DX will follow its smaller sibling, the Kindle, overseas.
Amazon.com announced that Kindle DX is available for the first time globally. The DX features a 9.7-inch screen and was built to support graphic-rich content, such as newspapers, magazines and textbooks. The smaller Kindle features a 6-inch display,
According to a press release, the Kindle DX with Global Wireless is available for pre-order starting today for $489 online from the U.S. version of Amazon.com and ships Jan. 19.
Kindle with Global Wireless, Amazon’s 6-inch purpose-built reading device, was released in October 2009 and has already shipped to more than 130 countries. Concurrent with the release of that device, the company swapped carrier support for the device from Sprint to AT&T.
An Amazon spokesman said the Kindle DX with Global Wireless uses 3G GSM technology to power Amazon’s wireless delivery system over the AT&T Global Network.
AT&T could not be reached before press time to confirm which roaming partners will support the device.
The Kindle Store currently offers international customers more than 300,000 English-language books and more than 100 newspapers and magazines.