Amazon's new e-reader offers 3G support
Posted 28 November 2011 - 03:38 PM
Given its lower rating than the Kindle 3rd Gen (which I have and like alot despite hitting the page turn buttons unintentionally and often given their size and placement) I'd like to have this author give a thorough head to head comparison of Kindle's 3rd Gen with the new Touch. The lower rating certainly implies newer is not better.
Posted 28 November 2011 - 03:46 PM
The only explanation I can think of is that the screen is physically wired to perform the actions (turn, menu, turn back). If that is the case, rotating the screen would throw a monkey in that system. But I can't imagine that to be true.
Hopefully a software update will fix this. I do like the touch, overall.
This post has been edited by mattwolfmatt: 28 November 2011 - 03:47 PM
Posted 28 November 2011 - 05:12 PM
I took a look at the Nook Simple Touch in a B&N recently and the interface is overall much nicer than my Kindle's, but it still suffers from excruciatingly bad text layouts. I just don't understand why Amazon or B&N can't hire someone who knows something about layout. If they licensed Adobe's Paragraph Composer, I'd buy a new one in a second.
Posted 27 December 2011 - 02:47 PM
Posted 27 December 2011 - 04:06 PM
Just like a real book, the Kindle Touch has no backlight. If you want the screen to be brighter you have to shine an external light on it -- the sun works too.