Why Aren’t 9.7-inch E Ink eReaders More Common?

Why Aren’t 9.7-inch E Ink eReaders More Common?

A long time ago there was once a Kindle with a large 9.7-inch E Ink screen called the Kindle DX. It lasted for two model generations before it was slowly phased out. It wasn’t an unpopular device. Most people seemed to like it quite a bit for what it was at the time; there weren’t a lot of people complaining about it, other than the fact the software wasn’t updated.

In fact, the reviews at Amazon confirm it wasn’t a failure. It had an average rating of 4.0 stars. That’s better than the current entry-level Kindle with 3.9 stars and it’s the exact same rating as the new Kindle Oasis.

So why was the 9.7-inch Kindle DX retired and never seen from again?

For me the lack of glare for a backlit LCD and the ultra-long battery life of an eInk screen still beats any iOS or Android tablet (for pure reading). Devices like the 9.7" Onyx Boox N96ML are based on an Android platform with an eInk screen and even a stylus to annotate or write notes. At only around $30 more than a plain 6" eInk reader, one would have thought these larger eInk readers would have taken off....

See http://blog.the-ebook-reader.com/2018/04/07/why-arent-9-7-inch-e-ink-ereaders-more-common/


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Onyx Boox N96 vs Kindle Paperwhite A long time ago there was once a Kindle with a large 9.7-inch E Ink screen called the Kindle DX. It lasted for two model generations before it was slowly phased out. It wasn't an unpopular device. Most people seemed to like it quite a bit for what it was at the time; there weren't a

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