Article by Jim Thomas
Kindle Touch Review: Kindle Touch Stands Tall Against Kindle Fire – Shopping – Electronics
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There’s not as much drama about Amazon’s touchscreen devices as the Kindle Fire, but Kindle Touch offers an ideal spectrum of features, a simple multi-touch interface, and the classic E-ink screen. The Touch is for buyers wanting the functionality of a dependable, easy to use device with a huge ebook selection and acceptable internet connection, but don’t need the Kindle Fire’s flaming features.Closeup of Kindle TouchThe basic Touch is wireless and features the basic 6″ E-ink, no-glare display for easy reading even in full sun. Its touchscreen navigation provides probably the best and simplest user-interface of any Kindle. Amazon improved the multi-touch display which added an enormous user-friendly benefit over the original Kindle, by adding to their extensive ebook library and web browsing functionality right in at end of your fingertips. The price of the Touch was dramatically reduced this holiday season to only $ 99 with Amazon’s special offers. With nearly double the storage space of the most basic Kindle model (Kindle 3) and its simple multi-touch display, the Kindle Touch is a bargain at that price. The Kindle Touch 3G FeatureMobile users always on the road, Amazon created the benefit of adding 3G capabilities to the Touch, which allows users to download ebooks and access the internet from any 3G service area. No monthly charges for 3G, just the added cost upfront when purchasing the Touch 3G at a price of $ 149. Probably not cost effective for the extra $ 50 unless you plan on using the internet access a lot, either way the Kindle Touch 3G is still the cheapest 3G e-reader on the market. The Kindle Touch 3G and Kindle Keyboard 3G are the only two 3G e-readers available. Other 3G e-reader manufactures such as Barnes and Noble, discontinued their services due to costs. Kindle Touch vs Kindle FireA good review must include the comparison of the Touch and the Fire. The electronic gadget community has taken to the colorful Kindle Fire like a moth to the flame. With that said, the Kindle Fire has actually moved into a category of “Table” like the iPad and Nook. Real readers are usually unconcerned with the colors, they want words and for that the Touch is best for e-reading. As another addition, not only is the Kindle Touch perfect for ebooks and music, but it also boosts features like simple site internet browsing, email, social networking and Wikipedia, while keeping the E-ink screen feature for reading where as the Kindle Fire has an LCD screen. For readers who perfer the printed word and content doesn’t need the constant internet access, then the Touch features are the biggest bang for your buck. The Final ConclusionIn short, the Kindle Touch provides a great combination of functionality and simplicity. The benefits of the easy-to-use touchscreen display, the option of 3G, and the device’s classic look and feel make it a great mid-range e-reader for the casual user.
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E-readers are a joy to review and over the years, the Kindle was a great gadget due to its features and ease of use. For more insight on the Kindle products, please visit Review On The Kindle at http://reviewonthekindle.com
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