Amazon unearthed a secret cache of Kindle DX 9.7 inch e-readers and put them up for sale on September 29th, they had a extremely limited supply. The DX completely sold out in a matter of hours and it is flagged as not available again.
The fact that a ten year old e-reader that did not have a touchscreen and was controlled with a D-Pad, speaks volumes on how people are attracted to large screen devices. Amazon would be best served if they released a 3rd generation Kindle DX.
Over the course of the past five years, the e-reader industry has been obsessed with screen size. We continuously see 6.8, 7.8, 10.3 and 13.3 variants. The large screens make it easier to display more text, than a standard six inch e-reader. It is also ideal for bold fonts and increasing the font size, so people with vision disorders can enjoy a good book.
Amazon currently has the Kindle Basic, with a six inch screen, the Kindle Paperwhite with a six inch screen, their flagship Kindle Oasis has a seven inch screen.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.