Amazon Kindle Touch and Kindle Touch 3G shipping starts, six days earlier than schedule

By on Nov 15, 2011 in Tablet, Technology, United States Comments

The shipping for both the Amazon Kindle Touch and Amazon Kindle Touch 3G have already started, six days earlier than the previously announced schedule.



Amazon Kindle Touch 3G
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As noted by Amazon on its official website, the shipping for the said items started on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 but it was supposed to be on Monday, November 21, 2011.

According to Amazon, the Amazon Kindle Touch and Amazon Kindle Touch 3G are being noted to be the all-new featured e-readers, which include X-ray – a new feature invented by Amazon that lets users explore the “bones of the book.”

“We’ve seen great excitement over our new line of electronic ink Kindles – in fact, sales of our electronic ink Kindles are more than double any previous Kindle launch,” Amazon Kindle Vice President Dave Limp was quoted on the report.

The Amazon Kindle Touch, which costs $99 ($139 without ads), is a new addition to the Kindle family with touch screen and 6-inch electronic ink display with 600-by-800-pixel resolution.at 167 ppi, 16-level grayscale.

It has a built in Wi-Fi, weighs 7.5 ounces and measures 6.8″ x 4.7″ x 0.40″, which is slightly larger and heavier than the than the first-generation Amazon Kindle, but offers a different leather case.

On the other hand, Amazon Kindle Touch 3G, which costs $149 ($189 without ads), also has a built in Wi-Fi but with free 3G with no annual contracts or monthly fees, which was said to be working globally.

Both devices were said to have battery charge that lasts up to two months with wireless off based upon a half-hour of daily reading time, with the wireless always on will lasts for up to 6 weeks only.

Amazon emphasized that battery charges fully for about 4 hours via the included USB 2.0 cable connected to a computer, and power adapter is being sold separately.

Meanwhile, Amazon also announced that Amazon Kindle Fire shipping started on Monday, November 14, 2011, which is one day ahead of the earlier released schedule.



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