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Amazon may have discontinued the Kindle Touch last October in favor of the front-lit Paperwhite, but on Wednesday the Touch still got several nice new features through a software update that makes it more similar to the Paperwhite.

Kindle Touch with software update

The Kindle Touch, which Amazon discontinued in October in favor of the new, front-lit Kindle Paperwhite, nevertheless got a software update Wednesday that makes it more Paperwhite-like (except, of course, for the light).

The software update adds many of the features that I liked in the Paperwhite’s interface to the Touch, and it’s fairly significant in terms of how it improves reader experience. Navigation from home to library to shop is much simpler. Books are displayed by their cover images rather than through a list of text; the “time to read,” which measures your reading speed and tells you how long it will take you to finish a chapter, is added; and “cloud” has replaced the confusing “archived items.” There are also increased parental controls, syncing between text and audio, a panel view for reading comics and graphic novels and kids’ books, and an improved book discovery interface, including personalized recommendations and more author info.

via The Digital Reader

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  1. I have a Kindle Fire HD and I love this thing. It was easy to understand and I love the interface. Here’s the one I have on Amazon http://amzn.to/UBAU84. If you’re looking for a tablet you should check it out, I think it’s very underrated.

  2. Its still an ereader with a web browser lol.

    http://www.BigAnon.tk

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