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Amazon Kindle Touch Unboxing (video)

by Jon Rettinger | November 18, 2011November 18, 2011 10:07 am PST

Despite Amazon’s decision to jump into the tablet foray, the company has made it clear it’s still very much invested in the e-reader game – Kindle, Kindle Touch and Kindle Keyboard. We brought you our impressions of the barebones fourth-generation Kindle, and now we’ve gotten our hands on the Kindle Touch.

Starting at $99 for ad-supported and WiFi-only, the Kindle Touch is joining the touch e-reader party with some catching up to do – Nook, Kobo and Sony have already populated the e-ink touchscreen market. Does the Kindle Touch have what it takes to stand out?

The Kindle Touch comes equipped with a 6-inch E-ink Pearl dual-touch display, 2 month battery life (wireless of), 256MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, X-Ray search feature and audio functionality. The price will spike up to $139 without ads, WiFi-only, while those looking for 3G will pay $149 ad-supported, and $189 without ads. Check out the video for our unboxing, and stay tuned for further Kindle Touch coverage.

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Kindle Touch/3G Specs

  • WiFi: $99 ad-supported, $139 without. 3G: $149 ad-supported, $189 without.
  • 802.11 b/g/n WiFi
  • 6-inch multi-touch E-ink Pearl display
  • 2 months of battery (wireless off)
  • 256MB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage (3,000 books)
  • USB 2.0
  • 3.5mm stereo jack
  • Supported files: AZW, TXT, PDF, Audible, MP3, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTNK, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion

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