Anyone know if there are any new non-fire models set to be released soon?
Originally Posted by Connemara
God damnit. I've thought about it again and now I want the Touch. I think I'll exchange.
Did you end up exchanging? I am thinking about a kindle since I have always been impressed with the e-ink displays and now that they also make new books available to prime subscribers for lending. No hate on the Nook, but as Prime subscriber (with 4.5 years left locked in at half price), it doesn't make sense for me to not be inside the amazon ecosystem.
I think I want the basic (or the old keyboard) since I think touchscreens are an abomination that are going to destroy the world some day. Also, it just seems easier to let my fingers hang out on the side buttons of the device rather than to deal with taps and swipes to go forward and back on pages....also means you can't hold on to the screen or try to wipe it clean without risking turning the page.
The basic kindle is also a little smaller and lighter.
The downsides are that you can't get it with 3G which is not a big deal since I have my phone and can put it in hotspot mode (also why I am not super concerned about it being a pain to type on the basic...I can just search for books and manage my library from the phone app) and that it is lacking a couple of features like X-Ray and audio (neither of which I really care about).
And at $79 with special offers...the price is right. I can't tell if there is a hack to get rid of the offers (there is for the touch and the keyboard but it relies on an mp3 so I don't think it works on the basic) but they only display when it is off and I can still pay to get rid of them later.