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Amazon Kindle Touch

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size and screen. The battery and portability also get good comments. Views about the design and storage are mixed. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other eReaders the Amazon Kindle Touch is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Kindle Touch Review: Finally, a Touch E-reader for Amazon


The Kindle Touch (Wi-Fi + 3G) is the flagship of Amazon's Kindle e-reader line. The addition of touch navigation aligns Amazon's Kindle with its competition, but a few debatable interface and physical design choices reduce my enthusiasm for this...

Only e-reader with a 3G version ; Easy to page through books with left or right hand

Menus are awkward

Though the Kindle Touch brings Amazon up to speed with other e-readers, its hardware and software offer little in the way of imagination and useful innovation.

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Amazon Kindle Touch 3G Review


Amazon announced three new Kindles back in September: the fourth generation Kindle, the Kindle Touch (and Kindle Touch 3G, both of which are identical aside from the 3G antenna), and the Kindle Fire. The Kindle 4 was available on the same day, and...

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Kindle Touch review


With so many new Kindles to choose from, it's important to make the right decision for you and your family. Do you go all-in with a Kindle Fire? Skate by with the bargain basement Kindle? Or, like Goldilocks, do you choose something in the middle? The...

Great price ; Touchscreen ; Kindle ecosystem

Boring design ; Last-gen software ; Ads

Amazon reinvents the Kindle with the all-new Kindle Touch. But how far have we really come?


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Amazon Kindle Touch


It was back in back in September that Amazon finally unveiled the Kindle Fire, its long awaited entry into the budget space. The full-color, multimedia slate hit the sweet spot, price-wise, sliding in at a hair under $200 and setting the tech world...

Dual-touch touchscreen ; Pocket-sized ; X-ray search feature ; Optional 3G

No expandable memory ; Starting price includes ads

Amazon's first touchscreen reader isn't a revolution, but it's certainly enough to keep the company at the forefront of the e-reader market.

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Review: Fourth generation (2011) Kindle


It may not have been the first e-Reader on the market sporting E ink's electronic paper display - Sony's LIBRIé claimed those bragging rights when it debuted in Japan in April 2004 - but since its launch in November 2007, Amazon's Kindle has risen to...

For US$109 or $79 for the ad supported version, the 2011 is sure to be a popular addition under the tree for many people this year, and it's hard to see too many of them being overly disappointed.

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Kindle Touch Wi-Fi


Measuring 6.8 x 4.7 x 0.4 inches, the Kindle is thinner and more compact than the Kindle 3. It is also very light – just 7.5 ounces – and easy to tote and hold. Thanks to touch, the interface is easier, more convenient. As all page-turning takes place...

The Kindle Touch is intuitive and very simple to use. The addition of touch has even made the interface friendlier to the user. Most of the advantages of the Kindle 3 are also offered by the Kindle Touch, including 2-month battery life (with wireless...

The Kindle Touch carries a large 4GB internal storage (3GB is available for use), but it doesn’t have an SD card slot. Amazon compensates this lack with a free cloud storage service, but you can’t really use it unless you’re connected to the Internet ;...

The Kindle Touch with Special Offers (priced $99) and the Kindle Touch ($139) are definitely a step up to the Kindle 3. They’re worth checking out if you are looking for good value for your money. Shipping of the devices will start the second or third...

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Kindle Touch 3G


Amazon has given its Kindle a complete redesign. The characteristic QWERTY keyboard and page turn buttons found on previous models have been ditched for touch-based interface. Like the Nook Touch and the Kobo Touch, the eInk Pearl display of the new...

The Kindle Touch 3G is small, light, and very easy to use. The touch interface makes navigation fast and easy. Free 3G wireless connects you to the World Wide Web 24/7, and yet you have no monthly fees or annual contracts to worry about. The 3G...

The Kindle Touch 3G still lacks ePub support, so consumers are still tied to the Amazon Kindle eBookstore. Owners don’t have the freedom to purchase from other eBook shops ; The Bottom Line ; The Kindle Touch 3G offers the same Kindle reading...

The Kindle Touch 3G offers the same Kindle reading experience in a sleeker, more ergonomic package. There are two versions available. The model with Special Offers will retail for $149, while the ad-free version will cost $189. Both models will ship...

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The Amazon Kindle Touch is Amazon's first touchscreen e-reader, and includes Wi-Fi connectivity - REVISED 8 MAY 2012

Both the hardware and navigation of the Kindle Touch won us over. With solid Kindle Store integration, near instant book downloads and even a usable web browser, this is the best Amazon e-book reader so far.

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Multi-touch makes e-reading easier than ever but a sluggish interface means the Amazon Kindle Touch isn't cut out for speed reading.

Simple gestures to flick through books ; Improved menus ; High-contrast screen

Slow touch interface ; Easy to accidentally turn pages ; Heavier than the standard Kindle

Amazon's great leap into the world of touch was inevitable. Swiping through ebooks, pinching to zoom and pressing to select feels so natural and intuitive that it's almost impossible to go back to a traditional Kindle.

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Amazon Kindle Touch


Amazon has finally announced that the Kindle Touch 3G will ship to Australia.

Stay tuned for our full review.