The all new Kindle Touch is the first Kindle that comes with a multi-touch screen. There are 2 models: Wi-Fi Only model and 3G (+ Wi-Fi) model.
What it can do !
- E-Ink Display: Multi-touch screen
- Don’t expect the screen content to flow fluidly when swype.
- Completely readable in bright sunlight
- Adjustable text size
- Battery Life: 1-2 months
- It depends on how much you use wi-fi connection to shop, surf, and downloading content.
- New X-Ray feature
- View “Bones of the Book” based on various places, characters, ideas or interests found in a book.
- Jump directly to Wikipedia for more details on select subject.
- Experimental Browser:Does not support Flash.
- Let you view most websites
- Amazon does not make it an selling feature, but it functions acceptably.
- Let Kindle read to you!
- Automatically sync your bookmarks, notes, highlights
- Great features, if you also read on other devices, like your mobile phones or laptops
- Share meaningful quotes and let friends know you finish a book on Facebook or Twitter
- Subscribe to blogs and play some games
- Rear StereoSpeakers
- Standard 3.5 mm Audio Jack
- Documents formats: Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, MOBI, PRC, DOC, DOCX, Audible (AA, AAX), HTML
- Pictures formats: JPEG, GIF, PNG
- Also supports converted BMP
- Audio formats: AAC, MP3, MIDI, OGG, WAV
- Video formats: MP4, VP8
- AVI is not supported, you have to convert them. Painful, I know.
- Weight: 7.5-7.8 ounces
- Slightly lighter than the Kindle Keyboard (Kindle 3)
- Storage 4 GB Internal
- All Amazon content is stored in the cloud with no cost.
- Wireless Connectivity: Wi-Fi (and Cellular Network on 3G model)
- Support only b/g/n(2.4GHz), not n(5GHz) or a
- File Transfer: Micro-USB
- Mount as USB Stick like other Kindles
- USB 2.0
- No Page Turn Buttons !
- I find this lack of page turn rather disappointing!
- There are “with ads” model and “without ads” model.
- Ads (or Special Offers) appear on the bottom of your home screen.
- You pay $40 less on with-ads model.
- Price: $99 on Wi-Fi model and $149 on 3G model
- With ads, it’s $139 on Wi-Fi model and $189 on 3G model
- Release Date: November 21, 2011
Available Now !!
**In stocks. Gift wrap available.**
Touch vs. Keyboard
I have a Kindle 3, now “Kindle Keyboard”, and at first I found the typing is somewhat awkward and difficult. However, it gets easier and less painful to the point that I find myself type relatively fast with it. The keyboard is also used by many tweaks and hacks after I jailbroke it, but I guess touchscreen keyboard is not a problem for this. To me, the touchable screen itself that makes me prefer keyboard, since it feels more natural to drag my fingers across the page when I read, like I sometimes absently do with real books. The decisive point of Keyboard over Touch for me, however, is the lack of page turn buttons. It’s not a big deal, but too disappointing. I might end up confuse myself when and when not to touch. 😆
Touch vs. No-Touch
This is a no-brainer. I find only 2, but weak, advantages of the Kindle (No touchscreen) over Kindle Touch: cheaper price tag and page turn buttons. The Touch is only $20 pricier than the base Kindle, and it comes with 4GB storage space, Text-to-Speech, speakers and headphones jack, ability to play audio content, a better way to type. Really, just go ahead and grub Touch. (Although I rarely listen to music from my Kindle, but still..)
Hands on video. See if you like how it looks, how it works, especially how it responds to your finger.
Amazon’s TV commercial