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Amazon Kindle Touch

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the performance and screen. The battery and portability are also mentioned favorably. The reliability and value for money get critical comments. Views are divided on the storage.

usability, portability, battery, screen, performance

value for money, reliability

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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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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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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A Close Second To The Real Thing


As a bibliophile, I really like the idea of being able to bring all of your books with you anywhere you go without the space and muscles required. The Amazon Kindle Touch is really great for this. While the constant black-and-white of the device can...


Internet causes freezes

I would recommend this to anyone who loves to read. It provides easy functionality and lots of space for many kinds of documents!

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Finicky Touch Screen


While we have several generations of Kindles, we jumped on the Kindle Touch 3G Wifi. The Kindle Touch and Kindle DX are the only models we own with International Capability. After a couple of months of use, I have to say the touch screen is a bit ...

Small and light. Two magazine formats

Browser only works on WiFi, not 3G

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My experience with the Kindle Touch E-Reader.


I read books literally every single day, so people have been suggesting that I get a Kindle since like the first day that the original model was released. I can go through a basic paperback in just one day, though, if it is the summer or weekend so ...

reasonable price, wireless connectivity, light, long battery life

have to buy books, limited library availability

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Kindle Touch With adds (also a short comparison to Nook Color)


This is the second E-reader I have owned. I purchased the "Barnes and Noble Nook Color" two days after Christmas '10 and returned it two days later. The weight was impractical for reading and made my fingers fall asleep after ten to fifteen minutes,...

There are not enough words for pros. You'll have to read my review

You have to purchase a book light if you wish to read in the dark

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My first Kindle & impressions


Let me preface my review by saying that this is my first Kindle. I demo'd the previous generation with Keyboard in a big box retailer a few times, and couldn't live with the constant annoying flash to black on every page turn. Specs: ...

Touch screen

Clunky interface (at times)