Amazon Kindle Touch 

Released September, 2011
  • 3G + Wi-Fi
  • 6"
  • 800 x 600
  • 4 GB
7 Out of 10

Reader Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Amazon Kindle Touch

Display

How do the screens stack up?

Kindle Touch
6.4
Kobo Glo
7.7
Resolution, pixel density, Screen size and anti-glare

Bookstore

How good is the supporting ecosystem?

Kindle Touch
10.0
Kobo Glo
8.6
e-bookstore size, average NYT best sellers price, NYT's top selling titles and 4 more

Performance

How responsive and how long does the e-reader last?

Kindle Touch
6.1
Kobo Glo
9.6
Battery life and Recharge time

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Kindle Touch
7.0
Kobo Glo
7.6
Reviews from theverge.com

7

Reader Rocket Score

Display, Bookstore, Performance and Reviews

Kindle Touch
7.0
Kobo Glo
7.8

Reviews Word on the street for the Amazon Kindle Touch


7.8

6.2

Overall

7.0 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Gray shades 16
Screen resolution 800 x 600
Screen size 6"
Pixel density 166 ppi
Built-in light None
Screen type E-Ink
Touchscreen Infrared
Multitouch Yes
Flashes screen black during page turns Yes

features

Sync across multiple devices Yes
Note taking Yes
Text to speech Yes
Directly download library e-books to device No
Web browser Yes
Stereo speakers Yes
Evernote integration No
Landscape mode No
Accelerometer Yes
Parental controls Yes

storage

Internal storage 3 GB
Expansion slot None
Memory 4 GB

connectivity

Input/Output port micro-USB
Cellular data 3G
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth connectivity No

technical specs

Processor 800 MHz
Document support
  1. AZW
  2. PDF
  3. PRC
  4. DOC
  5. TXT
  6. MOBI
  7. HTML
Image support
  1. JPEG
  2. GIF
  3. PNG
  4. BMP

bookstore

Uses an open platform No
Bookstore Kindle Store
EBookstore size 4 M book
Free content free content 2.5 M books
Customer loyalty program Yes
Average NYT best sellers price $9.24
Number of NYT top-selling titles offered+ 38
Reader-to-reader lending Yes
Cloud storage Yes
Reading apps iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, PC and Mac
Additional electronic offerings newspapers, magazines, comics/graphic novels, textbooks, audio-books and blogs
Has retail store locations No

form factor

Housing type Plastic and rubber
Size 119 x 173 x 10 mm
Weight 213 g
Interface touchscreen
Headphone jack Yes
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