The first device Jeff Bezos showed off at today’s Amazon event was the diminutive Kindle Touch, a $99 e-ink device that should be on everyone’s Christmas lists this year. The Touch has an 6-inch, IR-based touchscreen and includes all of the features found in the ne Kindle models including the new X-Ray feature that adds research and information to any book downloaded from the Kindle store.
The Touch will cost $99 for the basic model ($139 without “special offers”) and $149 for the 3G model. The 3G model includes free 3G access in 100 countries. A $79 Kindle without a touchscreen is also available.
The $79 model is available now while the Touch models will ship on November 21.
The Kindle Touch has a simple to use touch screen with audio and built in wifi. Product Features Most-advanced E Ink display, now with multi-touch New sleek design - 8% lighter, 11% smaller, holds 3,000 books Text-to-speech, plus audio books and mp3s Built in Wi-Fi - Get books in 60 seconds Massive book selection, over 800,000 titles are $9.99 or less Borrow Kindle books from your public library