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Kindle Touch - Now Available


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In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2012, 23:06:10 BST
nephran says:
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Posted on 27 Mar 2012, 23:13:43 BST
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In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2012, 23:16:40 BST
ooooh and that's a BAD miss.. I think the audience were expecting Fire.

Posted on 27 Mar 2012, 23:17:08 BST
Kastens says:
to note:
Touch: Experimental web browsing websites other than Kindle Store and Wikipedia are only available over Wi-Fi.
Keyboard: Experimental web browsing is free to use over 3G or Wi-Fi.

Posted on 27 Mar 2012, 23:18:00 BST
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Posted on 27 Mar 2012, 23:34:19 BST
lunarcat says:
I don't want this I want the Kindle Fire am now going to start looking at other tablets as this is getting rediculous.Wonder what they are going to be releasing for Xmas ? Come on Amazon I think we deserve an explanation not a Kindle version of Kobo & thats in colour & cheaper!!!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2012, 23:34:22 BST
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In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2012, 23:37:10 BST
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In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2012, 23:37:11 BST
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In reply to an earlier post on 28 Mar 2012, 00:05:57 BST
Thomas they're great. My partner bought me mine couple months ago. (US Version). Well worth it.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Mar 2012, 00:10:18 BST
Mine is US one too and works fine with the UK Kindle Store. Did you register the Kindle on Amazon.com by any chance? I had to with mine being a US only product at the time. Go into your Kindle Management account on .com and transfer your account over to .co.uk. It should then let you purchase stuff from UK Kindle store.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Mar 2012, 00:30:43 BST
Andrew, has your always worked with the uk store. i too have the US version and mine isn't kindle store isn't working even though i'm registered with a co.uk account.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Mar 2012, 00:34:56 BST
Not at first no. I registered the Kindle initially via the Kindle itself, which auto registered on the .com site. I tried to access the .co.uk via the Kindle and it told me that as it was registered via .com I'd have to transfer my account to the .co.uk one first. Which I did. Straight away I could purchase from the UK store.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Mar 2012, 00:44:21 BST
oh maybe if i transfer it to .com then back to .co.uk it will work!?! how do i transfer an account, i've looked all through 'manage my kindle' and can't seem to find it?

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Mar 2012, 00:56:25 BST
If you regstered the Kindle via Amazon.co.uk.. then deregister it, then re-register it using the Kindle itself. It should auto send you to the .com site. Then just log into Amazon.co.uk via the web. Should start to let you purchase from the UK store then.

Posted on 28 Mar 2012, 01:01:59 BST
Looks pretty good, bit I think I'll stick with my kindle keyboard until it's damaged beyond repair. I love it too much

Posted on 28 Mar 2012, 01:04:35 BST
R. D. Eager says:
It seems harder to use one handed than the non-touch models.

I can drink with my right hand and hold my current Kindle in my left hand. I can page forwards and backwards using the buttons on the left. Seems awkward with the Touch. If I want to change hands, I have to reach across the screen to page back, as the 'back' area is on the left.

Retrograde design.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Mar 2012, 01:45:41 BST
It's "ooohhhh gotta have a touch screen" over "ease of use" - seems stupid to me. I guess we just have to live with the fact that everyone and his dog seems to want a touch screen on everything these days... :-/

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Mar 2012, 01:56:26 BST
The Touch is my first and ONLY Kindle so I can't really agree with that side of your comment and can't compare it to previous models. (But I'm betting you prob have a touch screen phone yourself that you just 'had to have') Plus I didn't buy it myself, It was a gift.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Mar 2012, 02:07:46 BST
Last edited by the author on 28 Mar 2012, 02:24:11 BST
My response wasn't a reply to you - it was a response to/agreement with R. D. Eager.

Additionally, my beef is with Amazon for going for the "oooh, new shiny thing, must have a touch screen" sales rather than actually making a design that is a genuine improvement/truly more user friendly.

If people want a touch screen on their Kindles, that's their decision, and I have no issue with anyone who wants to buy one. It's Amazon's continuing insistence on making backasswards "improvements" that is annoying me.

Case in point, when I had problems with my KK, the CS rep offered me a K4 as an upgrade... worse battery life, less memory, and no audio... um, that's no upgrade guys! The CS guy seemed genuinely surprised I didn't jump at the offer.

And nope, I don't have a touch screen phone: in fact, I've only had a phone with a (very basic) camera for about a year - my previous phone couldn't even receive photos, let alone take them. I had to retrieve photo messages via the orange website. My current phone is a second hand Nokia 2630, it's about five years old, and it's the most advanced mobile phone I've ever owned by some considerable margin. I plan on using it until either it dies, or I find it's lagging so far behind current technology that it's not coping. I've never once replaced a mobile phone because I "just had to have" a better one.

I don't want/like touch screen phones, I much prefer buttons. I've used at least three iterations of the iphone and also an android smartphone, and I disliked them all. They're fiddly, the screens get mucky, it's way too easy to hit the wrong button, and I know several people who have broken their smartphones beyond repair with the most innocuous knocks - whereas my phone has survived being dropped on various kinds of floor and even being shot across the room a few times (I'm clumsy). It's also smaller and lighter than even the latest iphone (4??).

I don't see the attraction of smartphones and touch screens, and I never have. I also don't want or need my phone to check my email, get me on Facebook, or autocorrect my text messages so they make no sense.

I won't be getting a smartphone till they are the only option. So... nope, completely wrong there, I'm afraid. Sorry about that.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Mar 2012, 02:25:08 BST
I never assumed you were replying to me, I just disagreed with a simple point you put across. There's this little thing called the future fast approaching us and I'm afraid we can't hold that back, so touchscreen, whether on a Kindle, Tablet or Phone will always be the way forward for now.

You didn't elaborate that your 'beef' was with Amazon in your original post, so therefore I saw it as a critisicm (not an attack) more than anything of people who DO want and like touchscreen products. I was simply stating that as the Touch is my FIRST ever Kindle, I cannot compare it with previous models such as the none touch screen keyboard one. I don't know what was good OR bad about it.

Posted on 28 Mar 2012, 06:59:13 BST
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Posted on 28 Mar 2012, 07:37:01 BST
daveb0117 says:
How does one go about transfering the books from your current Kindle to the new touch version?

Posted on 28 Mar 2012, 07:41:39 BST
CBRetriever says:
they'll be in your archives, just download them

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Mar 2012, 07:42:20 BST
M J. Mounsey says:
I bought my kindle touch in the USA, although my account is with Amazon UK. Will I be able to access the kindle store from my Kindle touch?
I love it, by the way.

Maggie
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