Amazon announces larger e-book reader

Amazon has announced its new, larger Kindle eBook Reader. Called the Kindle DX, it has a 9.7-inch screen (about a third larger that the current Kindle), costs $489 (pre-orders are being taken for summer delivery) and will hold up to 3,500 books. The larger screen is intended to make it better suited for reading newspapers and academic textbooks, and  features include the ability to bookmark and annotate what you are reading. The New York Times, Boston Globe and Washington Post are going to test-offer the new Kindle at a reduced rate for long-term subscribers.

Whether or not libraries can lend Kindles isn't clear, according to a recent article in Library Journal.