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Initial post: Dec 12, 2012, 5:52:40 PM PST
The black kindle keyboard is in stock, but the white shows only from "sellers". Does anyone know if that means Amazon will restock soon or is it gone now for good?

Posted on Dec 12, 2012, 6:15:35 PM PST
Fud53 says:
No one here knows Rhonda. Call and ask amazon.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 12, 2012, 6:19:48 PM PST
Sarida says:
We dedicated KK users are hoping against hope for a newer updated model in the future.

It seems unlikely that will happen. But then again, I said that Apple would NEVER betray its consumer base by coming out with an iPad 4 six months after the 3. So what do I know?

Posted on May 18, 2013, 5:58:06 AM PDT
I love my kk but it's starting to show signs of age. I hate the thought of not being able to replace it with a new one. I don't like touch screens and this one does everything I need it to do.

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2013, 8:47:23 AM PDT
I agree! I just bought a new kk because I do not want touch screen for reading. I have an IPAD and don't use it to read on. I love my kk.

In reply to an earlier post on May 18, 2013, 6:18:56 PM PDT
Dragi Raos says:
FWIW, Rhonda, I also thought I will miss keyboard or at least physical page advance buttons, but now find reading on my PW at least as smooth as on KK. PW is now my primary reader, and KK is lent indefinitely to a friend.

Posted on May 19, 2013, 4:24:42 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 19, 2013, 4:26:06 AM PDT
Just finished chatting with Amazon support. Apparently my kk is still under warenty. They are sending me another one. I'm sure it will be a refurbished one and that's fine. This is the second time I've had an issue with my kk. It's blacking out the bottom of the screen when I put it on text to talk and put it on pause for several hours. I knew they would replace it. My concern is what to do when the warrenty is out and I want a new one. I'm thinking of trying to buy a new KK if I can find one just for back up when the time comes. I love it that much. Being able to read in full sun light, having it read to me.... what more can a person want? They told me they aren't making them any more (at least for now). It was a great device and I just hate it that they stopped making it.

Posted on May 19, 2013, 4:33:17 AM PDT
Does the PW have text to talk and can you see the screen in bright sunlight? I couldn't find that info on amazon.

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2013, 4:39:34 AM PDT
SeaLevel274 says:
No to text-to-speech (no audio capabilities), and yes to reading in bright sunlight (it has an eink display).

Posted on May 19, 2013, 5:08:21 AM PDT
I really hope the KK receives an update.
The KK is one of the very few reasons I even picked up reading.
It had the middle ground between an e-reader and tablet. Music, internet, games, but a higher focus on reading.
It was a $139 gamble that worked out amazingly. I never thought I would like reading, but heck, bigger changes have happened.

Posted on May 19, 2013, 5:48:06 AM PDT
Paxton says:
I purchased a few 3G KK's on eBay in the last few months as I assumed Amazon would eventually stop selling them. While I have other models of the Kindle (PW, Fire HD), I think the KK is really a super device and would not want to be without one.

Posted on May 19, 2013, 9:29:35 AM PDT
Palmetto says:
Me either, Paxton. I have 4 KKs and a Touch. Not worried if the Touch dies, but am totally prepared to always have a KK on hand. To me, nothing beats them.

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2013, 10:06:33 AM PDT
CBRetriever says:
I love my Touch and would be devastated if it died and I had to get a Paperwhite (the screen feels rough)

Posted on May 19, 2013, 10:48:58 AM PDT
I gave my fire to my son and bought a KK. The pW having no sound is a deal breaker for me. I use the talk feature way too much not to have it. I didn't realize my kk was still under warenty. :-)

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2013, 12:18:29 PM PDT
It does, but the anti-glare screen protectors are slick. It takes away that odd cat tongue feeling.

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2013, 1:37:23 PM PDT
Dragi Raos says:
Ah, I prefer that rough screen to Fire's slick one - the latter always feels kind of greasy (never mind that it often *is* (o: )

In reply to an earlier post on May 19, 2013, 1:38:55 PM PDT
CBRetriever says:
the Touch is about halfway in between the two - no fingerprints and no slick feeling, but it's not rough like the paperwhite

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 8, 2013, 2:30:23 PM PDT
DDW says:
I also hope that Amazon realizes that there are a lot of us that prefer Kindle Keyboard. I was an early adopter and until today have always owned a working Kindle since the Kindle 1 was first introduced. My Kindle Keyboard with 3G stopped working, hard reset did not fix it. I was prepared to buy a new Kindle Keyboard and was shocked and disappointed to find it was no longer available. Purchased a Kindle Paperwhite but just sent it back. It is more like reading on a tablet. The Kindle Keyboard was a great device for reading. I may have to start going to the library and patronizing independent book stores again.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 8, 2013, 3:38:36 PM PDT
Palmetto says:
DDW, I still think the K3 is the ultimate in an e-reader. I have hoarded a few just so I won't be without someday. I love the 3G which has come in handy many times, the Text to Speech, the ability to load music, get library books direct and the text to speech. I own a Touch and a Fire, too, and find no comparison for reading books. We've lost a lot along the way to the new models.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 8, 2013, 11:24:43 PM PDT
CBRetriever says:
and myself, I own an earlier Kindle 2, a Touch and a Paperwhite and I adore my Touch and do most of my reading on it - having to use a toggle to go places instead of just selecting something on the screen drives me crazy

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2013, 1:12:29 AM PDT
King Al says:
I beg to differ. IMO, the Touch and the Paperwhite are far superior to the KK (I own all of them.)

Posted on Jul 9, 2013, 1:16:54 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 9, 2013, 1:26:25 AM PDT
Dog Lover says:
Ain't it grand that there are differing models that appeal to different people? I, myself, enjoy "reading" on the basic but I LOVE the Kindle Keyboard. That doesn't diminish anyone else's preference for touch-screen models or anything else.

I mourn the inability to get a new Kindle Keyboard. If I'd known they were going to be discontinued I'd have bought as many as my funds would have allowed.


In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2013, 1:18:26 AM PDT
Bixillarla says:
DIfferent people have different preferences.

I have both the Keyboard and the Paperwhite. The Paperwhite it nice but if they made a updated Keyboard with technology of the Paperwhite I would order one in a second. I prefer the physical buttons over the touchscreen but love the new screen and light of the Paperwhite.

Posted on Jul 9, 2013, 8:25:59 AM PDT
country road says:
My mother is 85 and has low vision. The KK is the only e-reader that she is able to use. It has a voice guide that reads the menu options to her as the print can only be enlarged in a book. She would NEVER use a touchscreen.

Posted on Jul 9, 2013, 8:51:29 AM PDT
randy says:
I have a kindle kk that is 3 years old. If I ever have to replace it I hope I can get another kk. I have a Fire and do not want a touch screen on my reader! I hope amazon is listening!
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