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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. The 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]