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: While many will view the touchscreen as an excellent addition, we found it to be more hindrance than help at times which is why, for us, the simplicity and price of the non-touchscreen Amazon Kindle 4 keep it top of our reading list.
Pros: Easy navigation of book store, Plenty of storage
Cons: Awkward page turning, Screen too sensitive, A bit pricey
Excerpt: The Amazon Kindle Touch 3G brings touchscreen operation to the online retail giant's ereader, giving it a advantage over it's sibling - the Amazon Kindle 4 . The brand was beaten to the touch-based punch by the Kobo Touch Edition , which launched last year, but can it bring anything new to the table while we wait for the Amazon Kindle Fire to arrive on UK shores? We took a closer look to find out.
Pros: Easy navigation of book store, Plenty of storage, Longer battery life
Cons: Awkward page turning, Overly sensitive screen, A bit pricey
Summary: The Kindle Touch is a great addition to the Amazon e-reader stable, with the same impressive battery, storage and e-ink screen of the original plus a touch-screen to bring it into the tablet era.
Conclusion: The Amazon Kindle Touch may not warrant an upgrade for existing owners, but it’s the best e-reader currently available and the touch-screen controls are perfect for adding notes to your favourite titles
Pros: Responsive touch-screen, excellent online store is accessible via Wi-Fi, typically amazing battery life, carry thousands of books around
Cons: A little chunky, not much to warrant an upgrade