Amazon Kindle Touch – First Impressions
First impressions? Wow, this is what the Kindle should always have been. No more stupid toggle bars and irksome little keyboard buttons! Complete control via touchscreen, and it is fantastic. I think that had I not been using Apple’s touchscreen technology for several years now on my various iPhones and iPads, I might have found this somewhat less easy to use, but within seconds, I was up and running with the Kindle Touch model I just received, and delighted at how well the touchscreen works. It is pretty responsive. It makes using The Lutheran Study Bible, as shown in the photo, a real breeze. Frankly, I hated trying to navigate heavily annotated documents before on the Kindle, the little joystick thing followed by the little trackpad thing, was a real pain. The screen looks a bit brighter than the previous model, and it is more compact, sleek and easy to hold.
I opted for the Touch model without advertising and with 3G. I found that I really missed the convenience of having a connection wherever there is/was cell phone service on my previous Kindle. And since there are no service charges or ongoing fees when you get 3G, you effectively are buying unlimited wireless internet. Of course it also comes with WiFi, which makes downloading a lot faster.
So, the Touch was everything I was hopeful it was going to be when I first read about it.
I highly recommend it!