Amazon Inc.'s Kindle DX electronic reading device will be piloted on five U.S. campuses this fall, when students will substitute their textbooks for the Kindle's new, larger screen that will allow users to highlight, take notes, and scour school libraries.

The Kindle DX, unveiled during a May 6 press conference at Pace University in New York, sports a 9.7-inch screen, compared to the 6-inch screen on the original Kindle. It also features a built-in QWERTY keyboard for note taking.

The handheld reader will let customers read magazines, newspapers, and textbooks complete with images and graphics. Users also can read PDF files on...

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