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2009.05.11 11:54 모발꼼

킨들2의 후속인 킨들 DX가 나왔습니다. 

10" e-paper 면 가격이 상당할텐데.. 흠.. 

저 크기면 근데 ... 어디에 넣어 다니죠.. ^^;;; 
 

   - Display : 9.7" e-paper
   - Resolution : 1200 x 824 (150ppi, 16level grey)
   - Size : 10.4 x 7.2 x 0.38 (inch)
   - Weight : about 535g
   - Memory : 3.3GB (3,500 권의 e-book 저장)
   - Connetivity : 3G 연동 (월정액 가입 선택 가능), USB 2.0
   - Battery : 4days (wireless on 상태에서 읽기) 14days (wireless off 상태에서 읽기)
   - Price : $489 (09년 여름 출시)
   - 기타 : 
      . 교육 부분 강세인 신규 출판사 3곳 가세
        (Pearson PLC, Cengage Learning, John Wiley & Sons Inc. )
      . 6개 학교와 함께 Kindle을 수업 교재로 사용하는 실험 예고 (09년 가을)
      . 3개 신문사의 컨텐츠 공급 계약 체결 (뉴욕 타임즈, 보스턴 글로브, 샌프랜시스코 크로니클)
      . PDF Reader 내장 
      . Auto Rotation 가능  

[출처 : ZDNet] 

[포토]대화면 전자책 리더 '킨들DX' 등장
이설영 기자 ronia@zdnet.co.kr
2009.05.07 / AM 10:08


[지디넷코리아]아마존은 6일(현지시간) 9.7인치 대형 스크린을 탑재한 전자책(e-book: 이북) 리더기 '킨들DX'를 공개했다.

6인치급인 현재 주력 모델 '킨들2'보다 화면이 커진 만큼 신문, 잡지, 책, 전문적인 문서 등을 보다 쉽게 읽을 수 있다. PDF 리더도 내장돼 있어 기업 고객들도 유용하게 쓸 수 있다는게 회사측 설명이다. 

아마존에 따르면 킨들DX는 책, 정기간행물, 문서 등을 3,500권까지 담을 수 있다. 킨들2가 1,500권까지 담았음을 감안하면 두배 이상 늘어난 용량이다.

배터리는 충전없이 하루동안 사용할 수 있다. 텍스트 낭독과 자동 회전 기능도 제공한다. 연간 또는 월정액을 내지 않고 3G 이동통신 네트워크를 이용할 수 있다. 가격은 489달러로 359달러인 '킨들2'에 비해 비싼 편이다.  판매는 올 여름부터다. 

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Amazon seeks more paths for sales with new Kindle

NEW YORK (AP) ? Amazon.com Inc. hopes a bigger version of its Kindle electronic reading device can be a hit, even if it's more expensive, and the company is aiming it in part at college students who are eager to save money on their textbooks.

Since the Kindle debuted in late 2007, it has jazzed many users and technophiles, but electronic readers from Amazon and rivals such as Sony Corp. are still in an early stage. Amazon has not disclosed Kindle sales figures, and the publishing industry has said e-books account for less than 1 percent of book sales. 

Now, by offering the larger, $489 version of the Kindle DX and the smaller $359 Kindle 2, Amazon will try to open more avenues for digital versions of books ? and other kinds of content. The New York Times, The Boston Globe and The Washington Post plan pilot programs in which they will offer the new Kindle at a discount to some readers who sign up for subscriptions to read the news on the device, the way cell phone providers subsidize phones. 

In an interview, Amazon founder and Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said that because the newest Kindle has a 9.7-inch screen, it will be better suited than the 6-inch regular Kindle at showing "complex layouts" in everything from cookbooks to travel guides.

"Things like those that have a lot of layout, structure, look really good on a big screen," he said on the sidelines of a press event Wednesday at Pace University in New York. 

The Kindle already had features that could aid textbook reading, like the ability to highlight and bookmark passages. Users could tap the Kindle's typewriter-layout keyboard to look up words and annotate text. But besides a larger screen, the new version also offers more data storage ? room for 3,500 books instead of 1,500 on the Kindle 2. 

Three textbook publishers ? Pearson PLC, Cengage Learning and John Wiley & Sons Inc. ? have agreed to sell books on the device. Collectively, they publish 60 percent of all higher-education textbooks, Bezos said. 

At least six universities have agreed to run Kindle pilots in the fall ? Pace, Arizona State University, Case Western Reserve University, Princeton University, Reed College and the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. The schools will work with publishers to make sure books assigned for courses are available in the Kindle format, and some colleges might subsidize the devices for their students. 

Case Western President Barbara Snyder said the school will equip 40 students with the new Kindles to study their effects on how they read, take notes, work in teams and retain knowledge. Snyder said she was not sure who would be paying for the Kindles, but that the students would not be. 

She believes the device may enable students to get textbook content more cheaply.

Indeed, for students, the biggest advantage could be the lower cost of electronic textbooks. Reading material on the Kindle is consistently less expensive than printed versions, with new releases of mass-market books typically costing $10, for example.

A 2005 Government Accountability Office report said the average cost is $900 per year for students at four-year public colleges, though the textbook industry argues the figure is closer to $625. Typically the prices are high because publishers are trying to capture as many sales as possible in the first year of release, before students can buy used versions. 

The Kindle's size and weight ? 18.9 ounces, which is almost twice as heavy as the Kindle 2 but lighter than most laptop computers and paper textbooks_ could also be appealing to students on the go.

Amazon won't be the first to venture into the digital textbook realm.

CourseSmart, a Belmont, Calif.-based company started by several textbook publishers, is already trying to cut down textbook prices by selling digital copies to students, who can download or view them online. 

An August study by Make Textbooks Affordable, a joint project of a number of student advocacy groups, was critical of CourseSmart's digital textbooks, however, saying that they were still too costly and that most of the ones they surveyed expired after 180 days.

Bezos believes electronic versions will eventually dominate, though. "It just makes so much sense," he said. 

Whether portable, electronic versions of newspapers make sense will remain to be seen. But publishers that have struggled to get people to pay for digital versions of news stories in Web browsers are exploring the Kindle and similar devices.

"Ultimately, this is about providing our readers with what they want and need," said New York Times Co. Chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr., who joined Bezos on stage for the event. 

Josh Martin, a Yankee Group analyst, is skeptical of that.

"It's not as if the mass market is saying, 'I'm desperate for a newspaper.'... That seems to be the problem they're trying to solve, but that's not the issue. The issue is timeliness of delivery of the news, relevance to the user," he said. 

Martin believes that, especially in the case of newspaper readers, the benefits of the Kindle DX don't justify its high price.

When the Kindle 2 was unveiled, NPD Group analyst Ross Rubin predicted that for e-book readers to reach broader audiences, the price would have to come down ? something he didn't expect to happen until must-haves like textbooks became available for the devices. Since the Kindle DX actually costs quite a bit more than the Kindle 2, "it makes sense to explore ... other forms of distribution, such as subsidization by newspapers," Rubin said. 

Bezos said another potential improvement in the Kindle ? a color screen ? is being explored but "many years away from commercial readiness." 

"The electronic paper display we're using now, that was in the lab for 13 years," he said.

Amazon shares rose 9 cents to close Wednesday at $81.99.
 

[spec] 

Display: 9.7" diagonal E-Ink?? electronic paper display, 1200 x 824 pixel resolution at 150 ppi, 16-level gray scale.

Size (in inches): 10.4" x 7.2" x 0.38".

Weight: 18.9 ounces.

System requirements: None, because it doesn't require a computer.

Storage: 4GB internal (approximately 3.3GB available for user content).

Battery Life: Read on a single charge for up to 4 days with wireless on. Turn wireless off and read for up to two weeks. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as shopping the Kindle Store and downloading content. In low coverage areas or in 1xRTT only coverage, wireless usage will consume battery power more quickly.

Charge Time: Fully charges in approximately 4 hours and supports charging from your computer via the included USB 2.0 cable.

Connectivity: EVDO modem with fallback to 1xRTT; utilizes Amazon Whispernet to provide U.S wireless coverage via Sprint's 3G high-speed data network (check wireless coverage). See Wireless Terms and Conditions.

USB Port: USB 2.0 (micro-USB connector) for connection to the Kindle DX power adapter or optionally to connect to a PC or Macintosh computer.

Audio: 3.5mm stereo audio jack, built-in stereo speakers.

Content Formats Supported: Kindle (AZW), PDF, TXT, Audible (formats 4, Audible Enhanced (AAX)), MP3, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, RTF, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion.

Included Accessories: Power adapter, USB 2.0 cable, battery. Leather book cover sold separately.

Documentation: Quick Start Guide (included in box) [PDF]; Kindle DX User's Guide (pre-installed on device) [PDF].

Warranty and Service: 1 year limited warranty and service included. Optional 2 year Extended Warranty sold separately.


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  1. Never Ever 2009.05.28 13:18 신고  Addr  Edit/Del  Reply

    잘보고 트랙백 걸고 갑니다 ^^

  2. 우주인토마스 2009.06.07 04:24 신고  Addr  Edit/Del  Reply

    Thank you ^^