Amazon announced this morning that the Kindle DX is now available for pre-order in Canada.
The Kindle DX which sports a large 9.7” screen compared to the regular Kindle with only a 6” screen, is available for pre-orders, and will ship on January 19.
The classic, smaller Amazon Kindle was only available in Canada as of November 17th, so time will tell if early buyers will regret their purchases and for not holding out two months longer to get their hands on the larger device that sells for $489 USD.
Amazon says the Kindle Store now boasts more than 400,000 books, and that more than 50,000 books have been added to the Kindle Store in only the last three months.
From the Amazon news release:
“In addition to the convenient features such as 60 second downloads, easy-to-use page-turn buttons, and instant dictionary lookup that have made the 6-inch Kindle the bestselling product across all of Amazon, the new Kindle DX with Global Wireless has a large 9.7-inch electronic paper display, auto-rotate capability and storage for up to 3,500 books. Kindle DX with Global Wireless is available for pre-order starting today for $489 at www.amazon.com/kindledx and ships Jan. 19.”
According to the Amazon website, blogs and the experimental web browser are still currently not available in Canada, but users can access Wikipedia.
This announcement means that the Kindle DX will be available and that you’ll receive it about a week before Apple is expected to make a new major project announcement on January 27th at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. The rumoured Apple tablet is expected to ship in March.