More Books in More Places — Amazon’s Kindle DX Goes Global

The CES show floor doesn’t officially open until tomorrow, but I’m already e-booked out. While we were getting friendly with the eDGE and Alex Reader devices — both powered by Marvell — Amazon decided to offer its super-sized Kindle DX globally. The 9.7″ eInk display starts shipping in over 100 countries on Jan. 19 for the same $489 the U.S. version costs.

Obviously, the device has a GSM radio for wireless connectivity, since that’s the common network standard in many locations. For frequent travelers, this news is a boon because you’ll be able to add books on the fly all around the world. Have any of you been holding out on a Kindle DX (s amzn) just so you could get the global version you knew was inevitably coming?