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Well, it appears Amazon’s giant 9.7-inch eReader is finally being put to rest.

The Kindle DX, which was initially marketed as an excellent way to view textbooks, is no longer being sold directly by Amazon.┬áThe eReader first made its debut in 2009 and it’s likely Amazon decided to stop selling the device due to a lack of interest from its customers; most consumers these days likely gravitate toward an iPad or a similarly priced tablet instead of a tablet-sized eReader, especially for $299.

Amazon’s current eReader Kindle family includes the Kindle Paperwhite with 3G, the Kindle Paperwhite, the Kindle Keyboard 3G and the Kindle. It also offers a range of tablets including the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 4G LTE (coming soon), the Fire HD 8.9, the Fire HD and the Fire.

[via Amazon, CNET]