If you had pre-ordered the device from the official Amazon website the company has dispatched emails to customers letting them know that it is shipping early! The website has also been revised with the new shipping dates.
So what exactly is the Kindle Touch? The device certainly has received less attention then the upcoming Kindle Fire coming out this week. Suffice to say, it is a 6 inch e-reader with a resolution of 600×800 and has 167 ppi with 16-level greyscale. It is fully touchscreen which is the first time the company is moving in the same direction as the Nook Simple Touch, Kobo Touch and Pocketbook 612. It has 4 GB of internal memory and can hold around 3,000 books. Battery life should last you around six weeks and it charges up to full within 4 hours. The big new thing about this is that it has a IR Touchscreen similar to the Kobo Touch. This will add pin point accuracy with interacting with the device. There is also cloud storage which offsets the 4 GB of internal memory. Of course like all Amazon devices it does not have expandable memory via the SD Card.
I am excited to see the release of the Kindle Touch and as always we will be providing a solid hands on review ASAP.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.