A couple of days ago, Amazon not only slashed pricing of the Kindle 2, but they announced an international version of the Kindle 2 to be available on October 19. The product has been exclusively sold in America, but now people all over the world can purchase a Kindle 2 and use it over 100 countries. Today, Amazon has announced they will also make an international DX model, however, release has been slated for “sometime next year,” and not later this month.
The DX has been made available in June for Americans and sports a larger screen (9.7 inches), which allows for clear reading of textbooks and magazines. The larger screen makes it more familiar when reading different texts, among other improvements. Since the Kindle 2 comes with international roaming charges, it would be wise to assume the same for the DX. Since the international Kindle 2 is $20 more expensive than the American version, I assume the international Kindle DX to sport a more expensive price tag than the American DX, which is currently $489. When 2010 rolls around, I’m sure we’ll hear more details in terms of pricing and exact availability for the international DX.