Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - Categories kindle touch
The pre-order pages are as follows:
If you're buying the reading device for yourself or as a gift for someone who doesn't have a wifi Internet connection then you really need the 3G model so books can be bought and downloaded from the device itself.
For anyone who has a wifi connection (and most people do) then the 3G model adds in the convenience of being able to purchase new Kindle books and download any existing books from Amazon pretty much anywhere you go which is great if you travel around a lot and are not always in the vicinity of a wifi hotspot that you can use.
The 3G connectivity is definitely not an essential feature for the majority of people but if you're an impatient sort or if an extra £60 is no big deal then it's kind of a nice little extra feature.
Kia Zi Shiru, author of Black Sheep helpfully added in the comments: "the 3G on the touch model is different from the 3G on the keyboard model... On the touch you can't actually browse the web while on 3G, only the amazon website and wikipedia." Yes, she's right. If you've had a Kindle Keyboard 3G model and enjoyed being able to browse the web via 3G, you might be disappointed on the restrictions that Amazon have placed on the new 3G Kindle Touch model.
Me - I'll just stick to making sure I download plenty of reading material to my Kindle before I travel and put the extra money towards a case instead to protect the screen!
You can see Amazon's selection of Kindle Touch Cases here:
Kindle Touch Article on Wizzley which outlines a few of my picks available on the Amazon UK site already. Although I'm going to take a while longer making a choice on a cover than whether to get a wifi or 3G version of the device.
Thank you Amazon - I'm finally looking forward to getting a next gen Kindle device!
Related Kindle Reading:
- Which Kindle Touch Cover?
- 20 FAQs on the Kindle Touch Lighted Cover
- 3G or Wifi Version of the Kindle?
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