Today, Amazon announced that the Kindle DX, the larger version of the Kindle, is now available in 100 countries and with the same global wireless service available for the original Kindle. The global version of the device is available for pre-order today for $489 and ships on January 19.
In its press materials, Amazon says the Kindle DX–which has a 9.7″ E-Ink screen–is designed for “anything that is highly formatted,” meaning newspapers, periodicals, and business documents. Amazon especially hoped to reach out to the education market with the larger device, though there has been little traction so far.
Now Amazon’s whole eReader product line is available in 100 countries. Amazon released the global version of the Kindle 2–its flagship 6″ display eReader–in October 2009.