Amazon sets date for Kindle Touch UK touchdown
Touchscreen kit arrives on 27 April
The Kindle Touch will be out in the UK from 27 April, and is available to pre-order on Amazon from today. At a cost of £109 (with free delivery), the Wi-Fi Kindle Touch has a multi-touch E Ink display – making it a step-up from the button-clicking vanilla Kindle.
The Kindle Touch has a two-month battery life and text to speech functionality. It has 4GB of internal storage and comes with free cloud storage for all Amazon content.
The Kindle Touch 3G is on sale too: for £169.
The Kindle "Family" with new sibling Touch in the centre
Brits are still waiting for Amazon's latest Kindle – the full-colour, web-browsing, multi-touch Fire – to make it across the Atlantic, but there appear to be no signs of its arrival in the near future. ®
I suspect Sony and Kobo would like to have a bit of the Kindle's consumer "fail".
What I want to see is a review of the Ectaco colour eBook reader. I presume it's a reskinned version of the South Korean one but available over here and would like to see someone take it through it's paces before I part with £350(!) of my own money on one. Go on, El Reg, you know you want to have a play with one too.
Re: Kindle - useful, but not for *all* reading.
I found completely the opposite. When you have bad eyesight, you have to deal with all manner of magnification devices and/or large print books. These things are awkward to say the least. The kindle lets you adjust the font size, and that alone makes it far more appealing to me than a dead tree. Add in the note taking, passage marking and bookmarking features and the ability to carry hundreds of books around and it's just so much better that I've found I've done far more reading since getting it than I had in the 5 years previously.
And I find searching pretty handy when looking up quotes!