You have it wrong. When I purchased the Paperwhite, I waited until the user's manual was made public. When I read that the light could be turned off WHILE READING, I decided to try it on the assumption that I could use it as a high definition Kindle Touch with a capacitive screen.
The manual was not changed until after I got the first Paperwhite with an unreadable screen, and a replacement Paperwhite with an even worse screen. In the meantime, I was battling serious programming issues with the IOS Kindle app brightness, which is broken again after only a month. I had also tried a Fire HD, only to find that the line spacing was gone, for no *&^%$# reason. There's a post in another thread that indicates that UPS is having a lot of Fire HD's returned. Mine was one. Then I couldn't download the newest update for Android for reasons that Amazon admits are unknown.
Really, how much garbage is permissible across all platforms? I want to read books, not to make trying to get a decent display my main activity. Meanwhile, B&N, as much a I don't like them, has listed to customers and fulfilled most of my wishes.
I do not want to go to B&N, but I have nowhere else to go.
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