Amazon has slashed the price of the Kindle DX, a larger and more expensive version of company's Kindle wireless ebook reader.

Canadians can now order the Kindle DX with high-resolution 9.7-inch electronic ink display, built-in GSM wireless modem and wireless connectivity for $379 USD, plus import fees, down from $489.

The price cut comes less than two weeks after Amazon reduced the price of the smaller Kindle to $189 USD from $259.

In conjunction with the price cut, Amazon also announced a graphite Kindle DX, now available for pre-order with a July 7th ship date, with an improved e-ink display screen which Amazon says improves contrast by 50 per cent.

The new graphite Kindle DX and original white Kindle DX features 2.5 times the display area as the original Kindle thanks to a 9.7 inch screen versus a 6 inch display for the Kindle. Additional features include Global wireless delivery of books and newspaper via Amazon Whispernet, built-in PDF reader, 3.3 GB of storage which can store as many as 3,500 books and periodicals, and a text to speech feature.

The Kindle DX is only available from Amazon in the United States and not available from Delivery time for the device is about one week.

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