The Amazon Kindle DX has gone through a few iterations since it was initially released May 6, 2009. It featured a 9.7 inch e-Ink screen that mainly appealed to people who read complex PDF documents or need a bigger screen. In 2010 the international edition was released to over 100 different countries and the Kindle DX Graphite was issued in July of 2010. The Graphite was the companies flagship large screen reader with better contrast with an accelerometer to automatically switch the orientation. The hefty price-tag and unwieldy nature insured that it would never garner the mass market appeal that Amazon had originally envisioned. Today the company removed all official product listings from the website and the only way to purchase one is via third parties.
One of the biggest drawbacks on owning a Kindle DX was the lack of features implemented via firmware updates. There hasn’t been a single new update issued in almost two years and many people saw the six inch line see all the glory. With the advent of the Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD line of e-Readers and Tablets there is no reason to continue selling the DX. Amazon has never disclosed it will introduce a followup and is it extremely unlikely that they will ever release another e-Reader larger then six inches.