Amazon names date for Kindle Touch touchdown
Yeah, but what about the Fire?
Amazon has announced the release data for the second of its latest-generation Kindles in the UK: the Kindle Touch.
Both sport the same 6in E Ink Pearl display seen on the Kindle 4 - aka the Kindle Touchless - and the third-gen Kindle, now known as the Kindle Keyboard and still on sale for £149, before it.
Both contain 4GB of Flash storage, double that of the basic Kindle 4, reviewed here.
But the big question of most e-book buffs' lips is, when will the Kindle Fire tablet arrive over here? Alas there's still no word on that from Amazon.
Amazon released the new Kindles in the US in October and November 2011. The Kindle Touchless arrived over here almost immediately, but it has taken months for the Touch to make it over the Pond and, by the looks of it, the Fire will take even longer. Out in time for Christmas, you reckon? ®
And a nice part of it is...
In the US the price is $139 (the $99 is the ad-supported version). $139 is £87.13. £87.13 + VAT is £104.56. So Amazon are charging pretty much exactly the same price in the UK as in the US.
Not sure I agree with your description of the Kindle with buttons being inferior... I deliberately went for that one for my wife's present, as it includes text-to-speech capability, which the other Kindles don't. My wife is dyslexic and finds the ability to switch that on a godsend when she struggles with some books.
Re: Fuck the Kindle Touch
+1 Upvoted for the sheer and utter irrelevance of your post. Really got me chuckling. Ive got this picture of you trawling the internet looking for somewwhere to spleen-vent, and then stumbling on this article and thinking " sod it, this'll do". Thanks, you've made my day.
Who's Jeff ?
Fuck the Kindle Touch
Where's the CD I ordered from Amazon last Wednesday on NEXT DAY DELIVERY, eh, Jeff? Where?!
Re: And a nice part of it is (@ThomH 23:37)
That is a long overdue development, isn't it.
I am quite tempted. People have said it is slow and unresponsive, but hey it's just over a hundred quid...