Amazon reportedly dumping super-sized Kindle DX from eBook reader line-up

Amazon is quietly bidding adieu to the Kindle DX following a price drop, according to a new report.

The eBook Reader, a blog that covers eBook news, on reported that Amazon is discontinuing the Kindle DX, which sports a 9.7in display, after recently cutting its price. The DX is no longer available for purchase from Amazon in the UK or other international markets, and there is no mention of it coming back in stock, the blog reported.

Moreover, it seems that Amazon has scrubbed information about the DX from its website. Amazon removed the DX from the Kindle family line-up, and all the Kindle comparison tables.

"Amazon's actions are clear," the blog notes. "The Kindle DX is being discontinued. They haven't updated it in years, and stopped advertising it in press releases ages ago."

An Amazon spokesperson did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Those who are looking to get their hands on the DX can still purchase it used through third-party merchants, The eBook Reader.com noted.

The DX first made its debut in the summer of 2009, and remained in the Amazon store for more than three years. The device boasts a much larger screen and more storage than the Kindle, but largely failed to take off with consumers thanks to its high price tag.

Amazon last month took the original Kindle and the Kindle Fire tablet in a new direction, adding a 'Paperwhite' version of the original Kindle and 'HD' versions of the Fire tablet.