Amazon announced new products today, one of those being the Kindle Touch. The other being the Kindle Fire, on which you can apparently watch movies or something. I wasn’t really paying attention as the Fire isn’t out in the UK yet and I can watch movies on my laptop.
But what I did pay attention to was the Touch. I’ve been mucking around with a friend’s iPad recently – she’s let me borrow it – and I’ve been loving reading ebooks on it. So when I found out about the Touch on Twitter I literally jumped up and down.
I was wondering what your views are on this new edition of the Kindle. Pointless? Amazing? Awe-inspiring? I think it’s a pretty cool piece of equipment, and at £20 cheaper than the older Kindle (seriously, what’s up there?) I think it’s a bit of a bargain!
So, who’s bought one? Or, if you’re American, who’s preordering a Kindle Fire? Is anyone excited about the touch screen Kindle? I most definitely am.
I don’t know about this… It’s pretty cool, but I like my Kindle because it isn’t touch screen :L It depends how easy it is to turn pages, because if it’s easy I’d keep doing it, accidentally… 😉
Amber (Books of Amber) says
Oh Bella, that is so true! I don’t accidentally turn pages on the iPad, but I get distracted and start playing with them. I see how far I can turn the page without it actually turning. It’s so distracting! Haha.
I’ve got last year’s Kindle. This year’s UK one seems to have a couple less features (which I guess is why it’s cheaper), but it looks pretty neat and I wouldn’t mind you (but I already have a Kindle!). I hope you enjoy it when it arrives! 🙂
Christy (Love of Books) says
I knew that was going to happen. I put off buying a kindle for so long, then last year I finally bought one. But just knew they’d make the touch screen once I already bought one :- Oh well. Maybe I’ll upgrade in the near future.
Sniffly Kitty says
I don’t think I am going to buy the first generation of the Kindle Fire, since well there are always major improvements in the first couple iterations.
I got last year’s model of the kindle and it’s working great for me so there’s no point in upgrading at this point.
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Zoe Crook says
Wow! I had no idea about this! Thanks 😀
Finally it is coming out! I wont be ordering it though, just ordered my first kindle since there really cheap right now (:
I never tend to buy the first generation of anything. I’ll see how the Fire works. I agree that it’ll probably get better in the next 6 months. I like my non-touch Kindle.