Amazon has just discontinued their 9.7 inch e-reader, the Kindle DX. The company has put the kibosh on this model in the past, as it is a few years old with severely outdated firmware. This time around they removed it completely from the Kindle banner which shows the entire Fire product line and their current generation e-readers.
The Kindle DX was originally discontinued in 2012 and came back in May 2013. It was primarily resurrected due to the public demand of having a large e Ink display screen and an affordable price tag.
One of the big indications that it is gone for good is the slashing of the price of the official Kindle leather case. For the last few years it has been retailed at $59.99 and has been flashed to $9.99.
Is it possible that Amazon has a new generation of e-readers and tablets waiting in the wings? Yes, of course, Amazon releases new devices every single year, but there has been no information in leaked reports giving any credence that a new 9.7 inch device is being actively developed. Still, if they did develop it, likely it would use Mobius technology from e Ink that cuts the weight by half and increases the resolution dramatically.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten 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.