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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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Posted on Nov 22, 2011 8:22:29 PM PST
B Jones says:
Great video! Thanks!

Posted on Nov 22, 2011 10:40:53 PM PST
Thank you. Your video answered many questions I had. Just one more; in a newspaper review I read about the Fire, it stated the Wi-Fi coverage doesn't have the ability to use cellular networks. Is this true for all Kindles with Wi-Fi capability? Not sure what this means. I currently use the Verizon Hotspot Wi-Fi for my internet access.
Sharell H.

Posted on Nov 23, 2011 12:32:29 AM PST
S. H. Roth says:
Thanks for this excellent review; it really helps to actually see the things you point out and
not just read a description. I have a first generation, handed down Kindle which I love and have
been wanting to upgrade. Being on a tight budget, the main stumbling block has been whether
or not to pay the extra money for the touch screen version and/or for one without special offers.
Seeing what the ads look like and learning that I can upgrade to ad-free in the future and pay less
now has made up my mind to purchase the touchscreen/special offer version.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2011 7:36:06 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 23, 2011 7:41:23 AM PST
@Sharell:
There are two types of wireless access Kindles utilize: 3G & WiFi.

WiFi is in most cases a direct link to the internet that is being broadcast to a wide variety of devices; for example, your Verizon Hotspot does this - it creates a wireless connection to different devices, and those devices use that same connection to access the internet. All kindles have WiFi accessibility - they can use this WiFi to download new books or surf the Web. (*The newer kindles at least, including the KT and Kindle Fire).

3G is the general cellular network - Cell phones are the primary group that utilizes this connection. Seeing as 3G is pretty much accessible no matter where you travel (at least here in the US) that means that 3G devices (such as the Kindle Touch 3G and the Kindle Keyboard 3G) can access this network anywhere you go. However, they are limited on this 3G network to only downloading books and viewing two websites: Wikipedia & Amazon.com. Note that while they can access 3G networks, the KT 3G and Kindle Keyboard 3G also have access WiFi networks to utilize faster internet speeds and more internet websites. The Kindle Touch "WiFi Only" along with the Kindle fire ONLY have access to WiFi connections - this saves the consumer money (as the KT WiFi Only is cheaper to purchase) when the consumer knows he/she will always be around a constant WiFi connection, severing the need to utilize the 3G network.

Posted on Nov 23, 2011 11:42:43 AM PST
Kyle says:
For the sleep button is it easy to hit, when u place the bottom side (the side with the sleep button) is it senceitive?

Posted on Nov 23, 2011 5:54:57 PM PST
Panzer says:
This review was super. Very comprehensive and informative. If a revision is made, possibly add a demo of the voice. I have heard it said it's very monotoned.

Posted on Nov 23, 2011 6:57:06 PM PST
CCH says:
Thanks so much for the informative video. I will receive my Kindle Touch w/3G + WiFi on Friday, and I am excited. This is my first Kindle, and I learned a lot from your video. Thanks for taking the time!

Posted on Nov 24, 2011 2:24:18 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 24, 2011 2:27:38 AM PST
NikoH. says:
Thanks for the great vid and informative comparison!

I haven't owned a Kindle yet. So I still have some questions. If someone could answer these I'd appreciate it very much:

- How is the touch screen for finger prints and smearing from touching and swiping it?
- Is it confirmed by Amazon that you can use an Apple (iphone/ipod) power adapter to charge the KT?
- Can you add your own ebooks and pdfs on it for reading just like any other book from the kindle bookstore?

And finally the last question more related to a comparison with the Kindle Fire:

- This one reads like "real paper". Does the Kindle Fire have the same type of screen (except in colour) or is it a backlit screen like other tablets?

Thanks for your answers in advance!!!

Posted on Nov 24, 2011 7:15:03 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 24, 2011 7:15:49 AM PST
What is the Brand of the cover you shown for your Kindle Touch ?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2011 7:35:42 AM PST
phototristan says:
That's this one in Charcoal: Kindle Zip Sleeve, Charcoal (Fits Kindle and Kindle Touch)