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Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display, 3G Works Globally
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The first Kindle e-reader with touch and free 3G wireless
  • Free 3G wireless - easy to use, no hunting for Wi-Fi hotspots
  • Free 3G wireless - no annual contracts or monthly fees. Learn more
  • 3G wireless works globally - download books anytime, anywhere
  • Reads like real paper, even in bright sunlight - no eye strain or glare
  • Holds up to 3,000 books - take your library wherever you go
  • Up to 2 months battery life on a single charge
  • Text-to-speech, audiobooks and mp3 support
  • Borrow Kindle books from your public library
  • X-Ray feature lets you look up characters, historical figures, and interesting phrases. Learn More
  • Kindle Owners' Lending Library - with Amazon Prime, Kindle owners can choose from more than 180,000 books to borrow for free with no due dates, including over 100 current and former New York Times best sellers

At a Glance

 
Read in Bright Sunlight
Kindle's high contrast e-ink touchscreen reads like real paper, with no glare. Read as easily in bright sunlight as in your living room.

Simple To Use Touch
Kindle Touch features an easy-to-use touch interface. Turn pages, search, shop books and take notes quickly and easily.

Free 3G Wireless
Our most convenient Kindle - no wireless set up, no hunting for Wi-Fi hotspots. Download books anywhere with no plans, contracts, or monthly fees. 3G works globally. Learn more

Light and Compact
Our all-new sleek design sports an 11% smaller body, with the same 6" screen size, and is 8% lighter, only 7.8 ounces.

Holds 3,000 Books
Carry up to 3,000 books - keep your entire library with you wherever you go.

Two Month Battery Life
No battery anxiety - read for up to two months on a single charge with wireless off and a half hour of reading per day.

EasyReach
Tap to turn pages - no need to swipe, so you can hold Kindle in either hand. Learn More

Books in 60 Seconds
Find a book and start reading in seconds with our fast, free wireless delivery. No computer required.

Built-In Wi-Fi
Connect to Wi-Fi hotspots at home or on the road. Includes free Wi-Fi access at AT&T hotspots across the U.S.

Simple to Use
Kindle Touch is ready to use right out of the box - no setup, no software to install, no computer required to download content.

Adjustable Text Sizes
Read comfortably with eight different sizes and three font styles.

Fast page turns
Kindle Touch has a powerful processor tuned for fast, seamless page turns.

PDF and Personal Documents
Email or Send to Kindle personal documents and PDFs direct to your Kindle to read and annotate on-the-go.
  Massive Selection
Over 1 million books, newspapers, and magazines, including latest bestsellers, Kindle exclusives, Audible audiobooks and more.

Low Book Prices
Over 800,000 books are $9.99 or less.

Free, Out-of-Copyright Books
Millions of free, out-of-copyright, pre-1923 titles such as Pride and Prejudice are available. Learn More

Free Book Samples
Download and read first chapters for free before you decide to buy.

Kindle Owners' Lending Library
NEW - With Prime, Kindle Touch 3G owners can read all 7 Harry Potter books in 5 languages for free - as frequently as a book a month, with no due dates. Plus, choose from over 145,000 books, including over 100 current and former New York Times bestsellers. Learn More

X-Ray
Explore the "bones of a book". With a single tap, see all the passages across a book that mention ideas, fictional characters, historical figures, places or topics of interest, as well as more detailed descriptions from Wikipedia and Shelfari. Learn More

Instant Translations
Tap any word or highlight a section to instantly translate into other languages, including Spanish, Japanese, and more. Translations by Bing Translator.

Borrow From Your Public Library
Borrow Kindle books from your public library and start reading on your Kindle. Learn More

Free Cloud Backup
We automatically back up your library in the cloud, so you never need to worry about losing your books. Re-download wirelessly anytime for free.

Buy Once, Read Everywhere
Kindle books can be read on your Kindle, iPhone, iPad, Android devices, BlackBerry, Mac, PC, or web browser with our free Kindle Reading Apps.

Whispersync
Our Whispersync technology synchronizes your last page read, bookmarks and annotations across your devices so you can always pick up where you left off.

Read-to-Me
With Text-to-Speech, Kindle can read English-language content out loud to you, including summaries of newspaper and magazine articles, when available from the publisher.
 

Technical Details

 
DisplayAmazon's 6" diagonal most advanced E Ink multi-touch display, optimized with proprietary waveform and font technology, 600 x 800 pixel resolution at 167 ppi, 16-level grayscale.
Size (in inches)6.8" x 4.7" x 0.40" (172 mm x 120 mm x 10.1 mm).
Weight7.8 ounces (220 grams).
System RequirementsNone, because it's wireless and doesn't require a computer to download content.
On-device StorageUp to 3,000 books or 4 GB internal (approximately 3 GB available for user content).
Cloud StorageFree cloud storage for all Amazon content
Battery LifeA single charge lasts up to two months with wireless off based upon a half-hour of daily reading time. Keep wireless always on and it lasts for up to 3 weeks. Battery life will vary based on wireless usage, such as shopping the Kindle Store, downloading content, and web browsing (browsing available only in Wi-Fi mode).
Charge TimeFully charges in approximately 4 hours via the included USB 2.0 cable connected to a computer. U.S. power adapter sold separately.
Wi-Fi ConnectivitySupports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication or or Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS); supports WPA and WPA2 secured networks using 802.1X authentication methods using password authentication; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.
3G ConnectivityHSDPA modem (3G) with a fallback to EDGE/GPRS; utilizes Amazon Whispernet to provide wireless coverage via AT&T's 3G high-speed data network in the U.S. and partner networks outside of the U.S. See Wireless Terms and Conditions.
USB PortUSB 2.0 (micro-B connector)
Audio3.5 mm stereo audio jack, rear-mounted stereo speakers
Content Formats SupportedKindle (AZW), Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), TXT, PDF, Audible (Audible Enhanced(AA,AAX)), MP3, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion.
DocumentationQuick Start Guide (included in box); Kindle User's Guide (pre-installed on device). Additional information available online.
Warranty and Service1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 2-year Protection Plan available for U.S. customers sold separately. Use of Kindle is subject to the terms found here.
Included in the BoxKindle wireless e-reader, USB 2.0 cable, and Quick Start Guide. Power adapter sold separately.
Kindle Touch e-reader: 6.8" x 4.7" x 0.4"

E Ink 101

 
If you're purchasing a device primarily for reading, an important consideration is the screen technology. Unlike devices with LCD screens, Kindle e-readers use the latest generation of Electronic Ink ("E Ink") technology – E Ink Pearl – designed specifically to deliver clearer, sharper text that makes reading for extended periods of time more comfortable. Here are some of the advantages to reading on an E Ink device:

Reads Like Real Paper, Even in Bright Sunlight
E Ink screens look and read just like real paper. Kindle e-readers' matte screens reflect light like ordinary paper and use no backlighting, so you can read as easily in bright sunlight as in your living room. Unlike LCD screens, E Ink screens have no glare.

Easy on the Eyes
E Ink uses actual ink particles to create crisp, print-like text similar to what you see in a physical book. And Kindle e-readers also use proprietary, hand-built fonts to take advantage of the special characteristics of the ink to make letters appear clear and sharp.
Less eye fatigue: Every time your eye switches from a bright screen to a dimmer, ambient room, your eyes have to adjust, which may result in fatigue. With E Ink, the page is the same brightness as everything else in the room so there's no adjustment needed.

Reduced glare: All E Ink surfaces are treated to be matte like a printed page, reducing glare and increasing legibility.

Read in any position: E Ink screens have a uniform contrast ratio that does not change with your viewing angle, so you can read in any position.

Sharp, clear text: E Ink screens have 100% aperture ratio, so there are no gaps between pixels. The blacks and whites on an E Ink screen are uniform, improving image quality.
Read with One Hand
Ranging from 5.98 ounces to 8.7 ounces, Kindle e-readers are lighter than most paperback books, and weigh half as much as many LCD tablet devices, making it easy and comfortable to hold in one hand for extended periods of time.

Longer Battery Life
Electronic ink screens also have the advantage of significantly lower power consumption than LCD screens. E Ink screens do not require power to maintain a page of text, allowing you to read for up to a month or two on a single charge versus hours on a tablet or smart phone.

Kindle e-Reader Battery Life

Detailed Features

 
Elegant, Easy-to-use design
Lose Yourself in Your Reading
The most elegant feature of a physical book is that it disappears while you're reading. Immersed in the author's world and ideas, you don't notice a book's glue, the stitching, or ink. Our top design objective is to make Kindle Touch 3G disappear — just like a physical book — so you can get lost in your reading, not the technology.

Ergonomic Design
Kindle Touch 3G is easy to hold, read and use. We designed it with long-form reading in mind. When reading for long periods of time, people naturally shift positions and often like to read with one hand. Kindle Touch 3G has a new ergonomic design so it can be held comfortably however you choose to read.

Touch Controls and Virtual Keyboard
Kindle Touch 3G features a full touchscreen display that puts page turns, navigation and note-taking at your fingertips. Tap unknown words to call up definitions in the dictionary, highlight sections of text to send to a friend, or search, shop and type with a virtual keyboard that appears on screen just when you need it and provides suggestions automatically as you type.

New Touch Experience - EasyReach
Amazon invented a new type of touch experience that eliminates the fatigue caused by continuously swiping to turn the page, and that allows readers to hold Kindle with either hand while still turning pages comfortably. With EasyReach, Kindle Touch 3G users can effortlessly page forward in a book or a periodical while holding the device with either hand. Tapping on most of the screen area will page forward, the most common action done when reading; tapping in a narrow area near the left edge of the device turns to the previous page; and tapping on the top part of the screen brings up the toolbars for further options. This is another way that Kindle helps readers get lost in the author's world.

Never Gets Hot
Unlike a laptop, Kindle Touch 3G never gets hot so you can read comfortably as long as you like.
Wireless Capability
Easiest to Use, Free 3G Wireless
Kindle Touch 3G is our easiest-to-use, most-convenient Kindle because there is no wireless setup--you are ready to shop, download, and read right out of the box. Kindle Touch 3G uses the same wireless signals as cell phones, so you don't need to worry about Wi-Fi connections, passwords or internet charges. Unlike cell phones, with Kindle Touch 3G there are no monthly fees or commitments — Amazon pays for Kindle Touch 3G's wireless connectivity.

Your Kindle may use wireless connectivity to make other services available, such as wireless delivery of personal documents (see below), which may require an additional charge. For more information, see Wireless Terms and Conditions.

With wireless coverage in over 100 countries and territories, Kindle Touch 3G lets you download books anytime, anywhere, whether you're relaxing on a beach, halfway through a hike, or waiting on the tarmac. Check 3G coverage area

For U.S. customers traveling abroad, additional charges apply for wireless delivery of periodical subscriptions. For details, click here. To avoid any charges, you can always download items via your computer and transfer them to your Kindle using USB or a Wi-Fi connection.

Built-in Wi-Fi
Kindle Touch 3G also comes with built-in Wi-Fi. Kindle Touch 3G automatically detects nearby Wi-Fi networks wherever you are, making it easy to connect at school, home, or your favorite café.

Free Access at AT&T Hotspots
Enjoy free Wi-Fi access at AT&T hotspots across the U.S. for shopping and downloading Kindle content — no AT&T registration, sign-in, or password required.
Reading on Kindle
Adjustable Text Sizes, Font Choices
Kindle Touch 3G has eight adjustable font sizes to suit your reading preference. You can increase the text size of your favorite book or periodical with the push of a button. If your eyes tire, simply increase the font size and continue reading comfortably. Kindle Touch 3G also has three font styles to choose from – all optimized and hand-tuned to provide the best reading experience.

Custom Fonts
Kindle Touch 3G uses hand-built, custom fonts and font-hinting to make words and letters more crisp, clear, and natural-looking. Font hints are instructions, written as code, that control points on a font character's line, improving legibility at small font sizes where few pixels are available. Hinting is a mix of aesthetic judgments and complicated technical strategies. We've designed our proprietary font-hinting to optimize specifically for the special characteristics of electronic ink.

Fast Page Turns
Kindle Touch 3G has fast page turns. We’ve done this by fine-tuning Kindle Touch 3G’s proprietary waveform, the series of electronic pulses that move black and white electronic ink particles to achieve an optimal display of images and text.

Support for Non-Latin Characters
Kindle Touch 3G supports the display of non-Latin characters, so you can read books and documents in the translation that's right for you. Kindle Touch displays Cyrillic (such as Russian), Japanese, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), and Korean characters, in addition to Latin and Greek scripts.

Full Image Zoom
Images and photos display crisply on Kindle Touch 3G and can be zoomed to the full size of the screen.

Rotate Between Portrait and Landscape Mode
Switch between portrait and landscape orientation to read maps, graphs, and tables more easily.

Real Page Numbers
Easily reference and cite passages or read alongside others in a book club or class with real page numbers. Using the computing fabric of Amazon Web Services, we've created algorithms that match specific text in a Kindle book to the corresponding text in a print book, to identify the correct, "real" page number to display. Available on tens of thousands of our most popular Kindle books, including the top 100 bestselling books in the Kindle Store that have matching print editions. Page numbers are displayed when you touch the top of the screen.

Carry and Read Your Personal Documents
Kindle Touch 3G makes it easy to take your personal documents with you, eliminating the need to print. You and your approved contacts can e-mail documents – including Word, PDF and more - directly to your Kindle and read them in Kindle format. Delivery via Wi-Fi is free; there is a small fee for delivery via 3G - see details. You can also send documents to your Kindle using Send to Kindle, available for free download at www.amazon.com/sendtokindle.

Your personal documents will be stored in your Kindle library on Amazon and ready to download conveniently anywhere at any time. You can add notes, highlights and bookmarks, which are automatically synchronized across devices along with the last page you read using our Whispersync technology.

You can read your PDFs in their native format and convert them to the Kindle format so that it reflows like a regular Kindle book. Learn more.
Dictionary and Search
Built-In Dictionary with Instant Lookup Come across a word you don't know? Kindle Touch 3G includes The New Oxford American Dictionary with over 250,000 entries and definitions for free. Kindle Touch 3G lets you instantly look up the definition without ever leaving the book – simply touch and hold the word you want to check and the definition will automatically display at the bottom of the screen.

Search Wikipedia and the Web
Kindle Touch 3G makes it easy to find what you're looking for. Just enter a word or phrase and Kindle will search every instance across your Kindle library, in the Kindle Store, on Wikipedia, or the Web using Google search.

X-Ray
For Kindle Touch, Amazon invented X-Ray - a new feature that lets customers explore the “bones of the book.” With a single tap, readers can see all the passages across a book that mention ideas, fictional characters, historical figures, places or topics that interest them, as well as more detailed descriptions from Wikipedia and Shelfari, Amazon’s community-powered encyclopedia for book lovers.

Amazon built X-Ray using its expertise in language processing and machine learning, access to significant storage and computing resources with Amazon S3 and EC2, and a deep library of book and character information. The vision is to have every important phrase in every book.
Notes and Sharing
Bookmarks and Annotations Add annotations to text, just like you might write in the margins of a book, with a virtual keyboard that appears just when you need it. And because it is digital, you can edit, delete, and export your notes. You can highlight and clip key passages and bookmark pages for future use. You'll never need to bookmark your last place in the book, because Kindle remembers for you and always opens to the last page you read.

Popular Highlights
See what millions of Kindle readers think are the most interesting passages in your books. If several other readers have highlighted a particular passage, then that passage will be highlighted in your book along with the total number of people who have highlighted it. View details.

Share Meaningful Passages
Share your passion for books and reading with friends, family, and other readers around the world by posting meaningful passages to social networks like Facebook and Twitter directly from your Kindle Touch, without leaving the page. Want to post or tweet about a great new novel or newspaper article? When you highlight a passage or create a note in your book or periodical, you can easily share it with your social network. Help your network of family and friends discover new authors and books.

Public Notes
Share your notes and see what others are saying about Kindle books. Any Kindle user – including authors, book reviewers, professors and passionate readers everywhere – can opt-in to share their thoughts on book passages and ideas with friends, family members, colleagues, and the greater Kindle community. Learn more.

Lend Your Books
Lend eligible Kindle books to other Kindle or Kindle app users. Each eligible book can be lent once for a period of 14 days. Not all books are lendable — the publisher or rights holder determines which titles are enabled for lending. For more information on how to lend Kindle books, visit our help page.

Public Library Books
Customers can check out a Kindle book from their local library and start reading on any Kindle or free Kindle reading app. Learn more.
Customize Your Kindle
Choose Your Language
You can customize your Kindle with the language you prefer. You can set your default language on Kindle to English (US and UK), German, French, Spanish, Italian, or Brazilian Portuguese.

Organize Your Library
Organize your Kindle library into customized collections, or categories, to easily access any book you are looking for. You can add an item to multiple collections to make organizing and finding titles even easier. For example, you can add the same book to your "History" and "My Favorite Authors" collections.

Password Protection
With password protection functionality, you can choose to lock your Kindle Touch 3G automatically when not in use.
Special Offers
Special Offers and Sponsored Screensavers
You'll receive special offers and sponsored screensavers directly on your Kindle Touch. Examples of past special offers include:
• $10 for $20 Amazon.com Gift Card
• Save up to $500 off Amazon's already low prices on select HDTVs
• $1 for a Kindle book, choose from thousands of books
Your offers display on your Kindle Touch screensaver and on the bottom of the home screen – they don't interrupt reading. You can set your personal Kindle Screensaver Preferences to give us hints on the style and types of sponsored screensavers you'd like to see.
The Kindle Store
Access the Kindle Store wirelessly right from your Kindle Touch 3G – search and shop the world's largest selection of books that people want to read, plus magazines, newspapers, blogs and games. We auto-deliver all your purchases in seconds – simply search, buy, and you're ready to read.

Personalized Recommendations
Kindle Touch 3G makes it easy to discover new titles with recommendations personalized just for you. The Kindle Store uses the same personalized customer experience you're used to across Amazon.com, matching our best recommendations to your personal reading habits.

Over a Million Books
The Kindle store contains the largest selection of books people want to read: over a million books, including 800,000 at $9.99 or less. We work directly with publishers to get the latest bestsellers, biggest new releases and the titles most popular with tens of millions of Amazon’s book customers.

Over 2 million free, out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books are also available such as Pride and Prejudice and Treasure Island. Learn more.

Over 60,000 Audible Audiobooks Available - with Wireless Delivery
Discover, download, and listen to over 60,000 Audible.com audiobooks — read by authors, celebrities, and world-class narrators — right from your Kindle Touch 3G. Shop the Internet's premier provider of digital audiobooks, with genres including mysteries and thrillers, romance, and biographies.

Newsstand
Shop and subscribe to your favorite magazines and newspapers such as Time, Newsweek, and The New Yorker, from Newsstand. New editions are auto-delivered wirelessly direct to your device the second they go on sale.

Blogs
Stay up to date with the latest tech stories, sports results and news updates from your favorite blogs. Subscribe to popular blogs such as Gizmodo, The Onion and ESPN to receive auto-updates on your Kindle Touch 3G throughout the day.

Games
Take a break from reading to enjoy a selection of great games specially designed for Kindle, like Every Word and Number Slide.
Experimental Features
WebKit-Based Browser
Kindle Touch 3G's experimental web browser is based on WebKit. It's easy to find the information you're looking for right from your Kindle Touch 3G. Kindle Touch 3G enables you to connect to the Kindle Store and access Wikipedia - all over 3G or Wi-Fi. Experimental web browsing on other websites is only available over Wi-Fi.

Read-to-Me
With the Text-to-Speech feature turned on, Kindle Touch 3G can read English newspapers, magazines, blogs, and books out loud to you, unless the book's rights holder made the feature unavailable. You can switch back and forth between reading and listening, and your spot is automatically saved. Pages automatically turn while the content is being read, so you can listen hands-free. You can choose from both male and female voices which can be sped up or slowed down to suit your preference. In the middle of a great story or article but have to jump in the car? Simply turn on Text-to-Speech and listen on the go.

Listen to Music and Podcasts
Transfer MP3 files to Kindle Touch 3G to play as background music while you read. You can quickly and easily transfer MP3 files via USB by connecting Kindle Touch 3G to your computer.

Is Kindle Touch or Kindle Touch 3G right for me?

Kindle Touch is a great choice if you already have a high-speed internet connection and wireless router set up in your home and do not need the added convenience of a 3G connection. 3G enables you to download books anytime, anywhere, while on the go. If you do not have Wi-Fi set up in your home, Kindle Touch 3G may be a better option.

Kindle Touch 3G is the easiest option because there is no wireless setup—you are ready to shop, purchase, and read right out of the box. Built-in free 3G connectivity uses the same wireless signals that cell phones use, but there are no monthly fees or commitments — Amazon pays for Kindle Touch's 3G wireless connectivity. The added convenience of 3G enables you to download books anytime, anywhere, while on the go—without having to find a Wi-Fi hotspot connection. Your Kindle may use wireless connectivity to make other services available, such as wireless delivery of personal documents, which may require an additional charge. For more information, see Wireless Terms and Conditions.

With wireless coverage in over 100 countries and territories, Kindle Touch 3G lets you download books anytime, anywhere, whether you're relaxing on a beach, halfway through a hike, or waiting on the tarmac. Check 3G coverage area

For U.S. customers traveling abroad, additional charges apply for wireless delivery of periodical subscriptions. For details, click here. To avoid any charges, you can always download items via your computer and transfer them to your Kindle using USB or a Wi-Fi connection.
Unlike LCD displays, Kindle Touch has no glare.
Unlike LCD displays, Kindle Touch has no glare
E Ink fonts are sharp and clear like real paper.
E Ink fonts are sharp and clear like real paper
Kindle Touch e-reader showing Kindle Store. Shop the Kindle Store direct from your device.
Shop the Kindle Store, direct from your device
Kindle Touch e-reader showing home screen
Home screen with special offers examples
Kindle Touch e-reader showing on-screen keyboard
Touchscreen keyboard
Kindle Touch e-reader showing how to change font size and style. Eight adjustable text sizes and three font styles.
Eight adjustable text sizes and three font choices
Kindle Touch e-reader showing dictionary. Look up words with built-in dictionary.
Look up words with built-in dictionary
Kindle Touch e-reader: girl reading Kindle with pink Kindle cover.
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
5,134 of 5,213 people found the following review helpful
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I've had my Touch for almost a day now, and it's pretty awesome. I'm not a big reviewer, but I figured several people may be in a similar position as I was yesterday, so here we go...

I'm definitely an avid reader. Actually, as I type this, I have roughly 1000 books sitting on a wall of shelves behind me. E-readers have always intrigued me, but I've never felt like they were worth $199 or more; however, when the Kindle Fire was announced, I thought they had released the Kindle for me.

I watched video reviews, "hands-on" videos, read numerous reviews, etc. I was pretty sure that I wanted a Fire, but as I thought about it, I wasn't convinced that the Fire really provided me with access to anything that I couldn't do on my phone (HTC Inspire 4g). Other than a bigger screen, the Fire was actually pretty limited (for my purposes). I mean, I would only be able to use the browser and watch videos in areas with WiFi (i.e. at home, at work, or at retail location with WiFi). If I'm at home, I'll probably just watch videos on my tv and access the internet on my desktop or my laptop. At work I'm too busy for the Fire to get much use. And other than the occasional trip to Starbucks (and by occasional, I mean like once a month), I don't really make use of hot spots.

SOO...I decided the Fire didn't really justify the extra money for something I already have access to through my phone, laptop/desktop, or tv. This caused me to run the gambit of reviews for the Kindle Touch and the Kindle Keyboard. Best Buy was advertising the Kindle Keyboard 3G (with ads) for $89, so price wasn't really a distinguishing feature for me.
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7,474 of 7,636 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Solid Successor to the Kindle Keyboard November 14, 2011
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UPDATE October 2012: This device is now discontinued, and I would strongly recommend the Kindle Paperwhite over it if given the option.

For my review, I'm going to focus it on the differences between the previous Kindle Keyboard, Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display - includes Special Offers & Sponsored Screensavers (which I'll refer to as the K3), and the Kindle Touch (KT)

USE - As far as the reading experience, I really like the touch compared to the physical buttons on the previous generation. At first I was worried that I would constantly be turning the page from accidentally touching the screen, but this didn't become much of an issue. The screen is broken up into mapped sections, so if you touch the far left side that covers about 1" of the left of the screen, it goes to the previous page. If you touch anywhere on the other 80% of the screen beside that, it goes forward. Touch the top 1" margin, and it will bring up the menu. There is also a physical button on the bottom of the touch that serves as the Home button and will take you straight to the Home menu. The area where I found the touch most useful is the dictionary. Previously, if I wanted to look up the definition of a word, I had to use the clunky joystick to navigate through the text. If a word was at the very bottom at the end of the sentence, sometimes I'd usually just ignore it rather than go through the trouble of pressing that joystick 15 times. With the Touch, I can simply touch the word and hold it down for about 1.5 seconds (so it knows I'm not trying to turn the page) to access the dictionary, which is incredibly useful and time-saving.
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6,464 of 6,641 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A worthy upgrade over other Kindles! November 20, 2011
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Length: 9:09 Mins
Please watch my video review here. Thanks for watching and I hope it helps.

General observations:

- Controlling/manipulating things on the screen is so much easier with the touch screen-it's a lot more intuitive!

- Athough I don't show it in the video, you can swipe instead of tap to turn pages. You may also use your left hand to page forward by tapping slightly more in from the left edge. It works quite well.

- Looking up a word is as easy as pressing on that word. No more fumbling with a 5-way controller. You can additionally highlight blocks of text quite easily by just swiping over it.

- Kindle Touch also has the new X-Ray feature which is really neat. It can be interesting to see a summary listing of facts from a given book about a person mentioned for instance. The Kindle Keyboard does not include this feature.
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855 of 891 people found the following review helpful
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I have used family members' e-readers and even gifted a couple Kindles in the past couple years. But I could never justify plunking down for an e-reader for myself until now. The reasons are many, including convenience. But the biggest probably was the savings factor, when I learned about the new Amazon Prime program. Below is a summary of the decision points I considered. Hope it is helpful to you in your decision:

Cheaper than Paper - When you consider that Kindle-edition books are often the least expensive format on Amazon, even for new releases, if you read regularly it's a no-brainer. But that's the simple math. There are lots of low cost or free books available. And most impressive is the new Prime Lending program. With a Prime membership, one can borrow relatively new best sellers for free (up to 1 per month). Figuring one does this six times a year at $9.99 each, that alone covers the cost of the device over a 2-3 year life. Throw in library borrowing, which varies by area but is fairly broadly available, plus friend book lending for up to 14 days, and there are even more cost saving options.

Convenience - When traveling with paper books, I always fretting bringing along a book I was close to finishing as then I would need a second as well. With the Kindle, I always have all my books in one place. I also find myself reading in places I otherwise wouldn't: At doctor appointments, having my car serviced, waiting in the car for someone. The Kindle is so easy to bring with me that I nearly always have it.

3G or WiFi - This was a tough decision for me as I don't travel enough to alone justify the 3G $50 upcharge. But when I considered the convenience of being able to buy/borrow books anywhere in the world, it became tempting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Solid Device
My 2 year old son jumped on wife's previous kindle... obviously it broke so we bought this one, still have and its been quite a number of years. Read more
Published 20 hours ago by Jason E. Davis
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a Fan! Doesn't have a decent lifespan (2.5 years is not enough...
I generally enjoyed my Kindle Touch 3G until it died after just 2.5 years of light use. Seriously, $40+ per year for a device that lets me view books I already paid full price... Read more
Published 2 days ago by Trinity Mom
5.0 out of 5 stars Love my Kindle Touch
No eye strain. Easy to use. Great batter life. I love this Kindle. I was thinking of getting the Paperwhite, but since the light doesn't turn completely off, I didn't like that. Read more
Published 3 days ago by jessye8
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very Pleased
Published 4 days ago by Skanks01
5.0 out of 5 stars ( stupid me. I have 5 bookcases full of books ...
Damn I actually left the review for this on the cover :( stupid me. I have 5 bookcases full of books at home. Most of them bought at used book stores on the cheap. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Albert L. Horney Jr.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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Published 4 days ago by DAN POPESCU
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great deal!
Published 4 days ago by ganttmann
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Well worth the money.
Published 5 days ago by Waytomuchtime
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great
Published 6 days ago by Gary Hathaway
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
I wish it had a light to read by
Published 7 days ago by joy
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