Conclusion: The Kindle Touch instantly won me over because it is the e-reader that does it all! For our review we used the Kindle 3G as a benchmark and in most areas of Vancouver it gave us a full 5 bars no matter where we were. I dig the fact Amazon is in an unique position to provide free 3G internet access via the SIM card baked into the motherboard.
Conclusion: Amazon's Kindle Touch is a very capable touch-screen ebook reader, but when it comes to price, the Wi-Fi-only version makes the most sense. The 3G option puts it too close to the more-versatile Kindle Fire tablet.
Pros: Sleek, attractive design. High-contrast touch screen. Informative X-Ray feature (although few books support it at the moment). Well-designed ebook store includes plenty of books, reviews, and lists.
Cons: Ad-free version costs $40 extra. Expensive 3G option. Slightly larger and heavier than the non-touch Kindle. Could use more font choices.
Summary: The Kindle Touch is Amazon's best e-reader to date.
Pros: The Kindle Touch is a compact, lightweight, and affordable e-book reader with an e-ink touch screen. It offers access to a massive catalog of books, magazines, newspapers, and audiobooks via Amazon.com's familiar online store, as well as to online loaners from your local library. It also supports MP3s and--for some titles--text-to-speech.
Cons: All accessories--including a cover and an AC charger--cost extra. You also need to spend an extra $40 if you don't want the ad-supported Special Offers version, and $50 more if you want 3G wireless support. The lack of hard page-turn buttons may frustrate left-handed readers.
Excerpt: For this review I’m going to compare the Kindle Touch with the Nook Touch and Sony Reader PRS-T1. I’ve already compared the Nook and Sony head-to-head, both stock and rooted, so this review is going to focus on comparing each of them with the Kindle Touch specifically.
Excerpt: The Kindle Touch and Kindle 4 are Amazon’s latest generation Kindle ebook readers. This comparison review aims to outline the similarities and differences between the two. Both devices are a lot alike and yet very different. Each one offers something the other does not, more so with the Kindle Touch.
Excerpt: Here’s the link to the Kindle Touch review. It ended up taking longer than usual to finish but it’s finally done. The first page of the review covers the general features and ereading features, and includes some pictures and screenshots and a video walkthrough highlighting all the Kindle Touch’s features.
Summary: It might not have the buzz of the Fire, but Amazon's other touch-enabled eReader has plenty going for it, too. The $149 Touch 3G has anywhere connectivity, a great E Ink screen, and innovative features such as X-Ray. Still, we prefer the Barnes & Noble Nook Touch , which has a more intuitive interface and physical page-turn buttons (though it lacks a headphone jack). Plus, even though they're not a big deal, you don't have to put up with ads on the Nook.
Summary: Though the Kindle Touch is a necessary catch-up upgrade for Amazon, this model's hardware and software introduce little innovation and imagination to separate it from the competition. The most compelling aspect of the Kindle Touch is its inclusion of 3G, and you'll pay a steep premium for it over the cost of Wi-Fi-only model. That is, of course, if you are prepared to import one from the US.
Excerpt: My Kindle Touch 3G arrived yesterday at the same time as the Kindle Fire. I spent most of the day on the Kindle Fire but gave the Kindle Touch a test drive before going to bed and then spent most of today with it.
Conclusion: If you're an Amazon person and don't take copious notes, the Kindle Touch is a no-brainer. It's much easier to navigate the device using a touch screen rather than the old joystick method, and even the on-screen keyboard is easy to use as a stand-in for the hardware keyboard. You get Amazon's huge book selection, great customer service and added features over the more basic Kindle 4 for only $20 more.