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This review is from: Kindle Paperwhite, 6" High Resolution Display with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi [Previous Generation] (Electronics)I was introduced to Kindle by my friend back in June this year whilst we were on holiday - I bought a Touch. Two things let it down, 1. the lack of a decent light to read in the dark (I'm an insomniac so its handy!) and 2. its weird ability to jump several chapters whilst turning a page, and finding it hard to find where you last were.
So when the Kindle Paperwhite with its lighted screen was announced to become available in the UK, I was thrilled... but having being bitten regarding the second problem mentioned above on my Touch, I wanted to wait for a few reviews first to see if the annoying chapter jumping was still there. Once I was happy that it didn't seem to be a problem on the Paperwhite, I duly sat at my computer to order myself one from Amazon to find that the item was out of stock until 17th December - not impressed!
I hate proper shopping and probably do 98% of my shopping online, but off to Cambridge I went and straight into Waterstones, purchased my Paperwhite, and was back home again in 1.5 hours- happy face.
The Paperwhite has indeed lived up to my expectations, I can now read when I can't sleep without waking my husband and I have not had the same trouble with losing my place in the book.
Another thing I will mention, is once I had registered my Paperwhite to my Amazon account, I went to the Cloud and there were all of my books that I had purchased on my Touch - one touch later and there they were downloaded to my Paperwhite. I was worried that it may be more complicated than that but no, it really is simple.
Sorry Amazon that you didn't get my money directly this time round - I just couldn't wait for 7 weeks!