Enlarge / In the age of multifunction tablets, expensive e-readers are a hard sell.
The Kindle DX has been retired from Amazon's e-reader lineup, as reported by the-eBook-Reader.com on Monday. While the e-reader with the 9.7-inch display held onto its place in Amazon's store for over three years, the Kindle DX has been outpaced in price-to-capability ratio by Amazon's competitors.
The Kindle DX, a super-sized version of Amazon's regular E Ink Kindle, first debuted in the summer of 2009 and initially retailed for $489. The DX's price fell incrementally over the years, holding steady for some time at $379 before falling to $299 last week in an apparent attempt to sell through remaining stock.
Amazon has yet to comment publicly on the matter (we'll update if they respond to our request for comment), so it's unclear if the white (or black) whale is actually dead or just going dormant in the face of an update. But given that Amazon just held an event to announce a slew of new products and the DX didn't merit a mention, it's likely time to say goodbye and goodnight.