In the immortal words of Rihanna, "where have you been?"
After a long hiatus from Amazon, the giant Kindle DX has made a triumphant return to the online store, according to The Verge. Literally nothing about the product appears to have changed—features and price all appear to be the same.
The Kindle DX has been on life support since being introduced back in mid-2009. It's a giant, 10-inch screen e-reader meant for textbooks and newspapers and priced at a whopping $489. Seven months later, the iPad was introduced for $10 more, and the world more or less forgot about the unwieldy single-tasking device.
After minor upgrades and price drops, the Kindle DX was seemingly retired from Amazon’s store back in October when it was priced at $299. Now it’s made an unceremonious return, with no apparent differences. The Kindle DX is now almost an artifact of the olden days of the Kindle line—the QWERTY keyboard is intact, as is the free 3G network access, and there is nary a “Special Offer” to be found crowding up the sleep screen.