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5.0 out of 5 stars A worthy upgrade over other Kindles!, November 20, 2011
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This review is from: Kindle Touch 3G, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6" E Ink Display - includes Special Offers & Sponsored Screensavers (Electronics)
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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Initial post: Nov 20, 2011 10:02:14 AM PST
Reed Moore says:
In the video, it looks like the text darker on the keyboard version. Is it in reality?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2011 10:03:00 AM PST
T. Tom says:
The text darkness is the same on both as near as I can tell.

Posted on Nov 20, 2011 12:00:35 PM PST
D Jones says:
Very nice video review. Thank you for taking the time to produce it. Will help in my decision to purchase. Wondering how you found the web browser to work based on normal PC or MAC web browsers.

Posted on Nov 20, 2011 12:04:56 PM PST
I wanted to note that the screens are actually the same on both the k3 and the k4. the brightness that most think is there is a result of the the bezel color tricking the eye. The gray bezel was not the smartest choice on amazons part..I understand why as it makes the device blend with the page but that effect always goes both ways.The proof is take black paper and cut on the screen side and place it over a kindle 4 and see it next the k3.. the screen will look the same.. this is due to the darker charcoal black bezel making the screen look brighter in comparison. If you doubt my analysis of this.. just google up color theory and color bleeding.

Posted on Nov 20, 2011 12:38:00 PM PST
WGS says:
very informative and will help me make purchase. thanks

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2011 1:11:55 PM PST
RG69 says:
Can you use the old kindle power cord to plug it into a wall socket?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2011 1:24:10 PM PST
Elliott says:
Yes, they have the same adapters.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2011 1:35:19 PM PST
RG69 says:
Hey thanks.

Posted on Nov 20, 2011 3:22:24 PM PST
Thanks for your video. Nicely done. I am almost ready to purchase the Kindle Touch 3G with ads. Your video sealed the deal.

Posted on Nov 20, 2011 3:29:21 PM PST
mark klein says:
very imformative. i read some reviews that felt by touching to turn pages it would eventualy break the screen is this true? with 3g means you will get service to buy or reveiw books anywhere?
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