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Jelly_burger
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Kindle touch vs kindle 4 vs kindle keyboard
      #41671 - 11/21/11 11:00 AM

Hi,
I never have a kindle before and think of getting one, so which one should I get between KT, K4 and KKB. I only need kindle for reading and looking up words and taking notes sometimes. Also, I don't think of using it for internet.

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Re: Kindle touch vs kindle 4 vs kindle keyboard [Re: Jelly_burger]
      #41675 - 11/21/11 05:24 PM

Welcome to MTR, Jelly_burger.

Basically, looking up words will be painful on anything other than the Kindle touch, while taking notes will be painful on anything other than the Kindle keyboard.

So if taking notes is more important to you, I would say get the keyboard model. If looking up words is more important, get the touch model. And if they are equally important, I would say, get the keyboard model and keep something else nearby that you can use for looking up words (Siri works well ).

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Re: Kindle touch vs kindle 4 vs kindle keyboard [Re: Jacob_Spindel]
      #41677 - 11/22/11 01:10 AM

Thank you, Jacob.
So between Kindle 4 and Kindle tocuh which is better in your opinion. Do you think that Amazon will release an update software for kindle touch in the future.

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Re: Kindle touch vs kindle 4 vs kindle keyboard [Re: Jelly_burger]
      #41681 - 11/22/11 09:23 AM

I would definitely pick the Kindle Touch over the Kindle 4. For $20 more (assuming you're getting the ad subsidized versions), you get more features like music and Audible playback as well as the new X-Ray feature. And the touch screen makes it much easier to use.

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Re: Kindle touch vs kindle 4 vs kindle keyboard [Re: LisaG]
      #41683 - 11/22/11 11:30 AM

I agree. IMO, the Kindle 4 is pretty much just a marketing technique so Amazon can advertise that the Kindle line starts at $79. The touch screen is great for looking things up, while the keyboard is great for taking notes, but the plain Kindle 4 is good for neither.

If you really can't afford the $20 extra, how are you going to buy any books for it anyway? I guess you could just use library books and free classic books, but that sounds pretty boring to me.

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Re: Kindle touch vs kindle 4 vs kindle keyboard [Re: Jacob_Spindel]
      #41695 - 11/23/11 08:29 AM

Thank you for the wonderful advises!
And I have one last question. Between the kindle touch and the kindle keyboard which one will you get for yourself in long term?

Sorry, I'm a Big n00b at this kind of thing.


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Re: Kindle touch vs kindle 4 vs kindle keyboard [Re: Jelly_burger]
      #41698 - 11/23/11 11:22 AM

Ah... haha.

I bought a Kindle Keyboard when it was the only Kindle, and for now it remains my only Kindle. But I have been wrestling with that question myself ever since the Kindle Touch was announced. I have not come to a decision at this time.

Looking up words is more important to me than taking notes, but I must admit that after watching Lisa's video review, I'm starting to rethink whether the Kindle Touch is really what I want. I don't like the lack of hardware page turn buttons - it makes me think the screen will quickly get covered with fingerprints, negating the clarity of an eInk screen. Also, I thought the lack of keyboard would make it drastically smaller and lighter than the Kindle Keyboard, but it looks like maybe not so much.

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