Key Differences Between Kindle, Kindle Touch and Kindle Keyboard: Be Aware Before You Buy
There are now five different variants of Kindle available on Amazon Kindle Store. While Amazon website has a great details regarding each models, they are not enough to compare the models so easily due to scattered information – little bit here, little bit there. I’ve tried to compile the information pointing to the differences between different models rather than similarities. This makes buying decision easy. I hope it will help you. If you’ve any question, please drop a line in the comment area. If I miss anything let me know. I’ll add that later.
|Models||Only one model||Two models:
|Be aware when making a decision regarding the models. Ask yourself: do you really need 3G?|
|Dimensions||6.5″ x 4.5″ x 0.34″||6.8″ x 4.7″x 0.40″||7.5″ x 4.8″ x 0.34″||-Kindle Keyboard is bigger in size
-Thickness is same for both Kindle & Kindle Keyboard
-Kindle Touch is little bigger than Kindle; but smaller than Kindle Keyboard
-Kindle Touch is thicker than both Kindle and Kindle Keyboard by 0.06″
|Weights||5.98 ounces||-Wifi-only: 7.5 ounces-3G+Wifi: 7.8 ounces||- Wifi-only: 8.5 ounces- 3G+Wifi: 8.7 ounces||-Kindle has the least weight
-Kindle Keyboard has the highest weight
-Kindle Touch is at least 1.5 ounces more heavier than Kindle, but 1 ounce less heavier than Kindle Keyboard
|Interface||5-way controller||Multi-touch &Virtual Keyboard||Physical Keyboard||New Kindle does have a virtual keyboard; but typing isn’t easy as it’s not touchscreen|
|On-Device Storage||2 GB||4 GB||4 GB||New Kindle has less storage to carry ebooks|
|Usable Storage||1.25 GB||3 GB||3 GB||The Operating Systems for Kindle Touch and Kindle Keyboard take more space leaving less usable space|
|Batter life(wireless off)||1 month||2 months||2 months||New Kindle has less battery life|
|Rotate Screen||Yes||No||Yes||While new Kindle has this feature of rotating screen between portrait & landscape mode of Kindle Keyboard Amazon didn’t allow it for Kindle Touch for some unknown reason.|
|Text-to-speech||No||Yes||Yes||Low price of Kindle comes with less feature like no capability of Text-to-Speech|
|Listen to Music||No||Yes||Yes||Again, Low price of Kindle comes with less feature like no capability of listening to music|
|Web Browsing||Over wifi||- wifi-only: Over wifi- 3G+wifi: Over wifi any websites,but over 3G only amazon store and wikipedia||- wifi-only: Over wifi- 3G+wifi: Over 3G any websites||Amazon wants to save money on 3G data. That’s why restricted web browsing with 3G Kindle Touch|
|Voice Guide||No||No||Yes||Mysteriously, voice guide is unavailable in both Kindle and Kindle Touch|
|Audio Books||No||Yes||Yes||Since no audio capability on Kindle you can’t load and listen Audible audio books|
|X-Ray*||No||Yes||No||See the explanation below the table. This is a new feature added to new Kindle Touch|
|EasyReach**||No||Yes||No||See the explanation below the table. This is a new feature added to new Kindle Touch|
|Availability||World wide||U.S. Only||World wide||No idea when Touch will be available to other countries|
|Regular Price||$109||Wifi-only: $149
|Special Offer Price||$79||Wifi-only: $99
|Low prices comes with ads support. However, the ads are not intrusive and disturbing while reading|
|BUY Kindle||Make your own decision|
*Amazon invented X-Ray, a new feature that lets customers explore the “bones of the book.” With a single tap, readers can see all the passages across a book that mention ideas, fictional characters, historical figures, places or topics that interest them, as well as more detailed descriptions from Wikipedia and Shelfari, Amazon’s community-powered encyclopedia for book lovers.
Amazon built X-Ray using its expertise in language processing and machine learning, access to significant storage and computing resources with Amazon S3 and EC2, and a deep library of book and character information. The vision is to have every important phrase in every book.
**Amazon invented a new type of touch experience that eliminates the fatigue caused by continuously swiping to turn the page, and that allows readers to hold Kindle with either hand while still turning pages comfortably. With EasyReach, Kindle Touch users can effortlessly page forward in a book or a periodical while holding the device with either hand. Tapping on most of the screen area will page forward, the most common action done when reading; tapping in a narrow area near the left edge of the device turns to the previous page; and tapping on the top part of the screen brings up the toolbars for further options. This is another way that Kindle helps readers get lost in the author’s world.
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