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The Kindle Touch has arrived!

So the Kindle Touch has shipped. I received mine this morning, but I am sure there are others who took the second day shipping and got theirs possibly as early as Monday or Tuesday.

So far, I’ve found two and possibly three issues with the Touch that I might find to be of long-term annoyance.

The touch sensitivity on the screen is a bit ornery and I’m not sure that this is because I had only just booted my brand new Touch or whether it is something that will perpetuate throughout the life of the device. I tapped

The Nook Tablet – somewhat of a misnomer

Barnes and Noble announced their new Nook Tablet this week. A friend of mine mentioned to me soon after we saw the announcement that it has email which was a “glaring omission” from the Kindle Fire. That made me realize that the general view of the Kindle family is still very skewed and very misunderstood.

This can never be said too much – the Kindle Fire was never intended to be a general purpose tablet at all. The Kindle Fire is all about Amazon Prime content – not anything else. There was mention made of an app store

Digital or physical books? How about both?

Stumbled onto “Confessions of an E-Book Virgin” at the Huffington Post yesterday and was at first amused at the way in which he approached the issue of eBooks taking over from physical books. He outright says that staring at another screen all day makes him ever more resistant to adopt the digital book. Which just goes to show how much he doesn’t know what an eInk display actually is.

Choosing the physical over the digital? Why a choice?

As one who didn’t embrace digital reading until the advent of the Kindle, and one who stuck to

Smartphone as an eReader?

With all this talk of eReaders, the Kindle Fire and it’s rivals and the iPad .. there isn’t a lot being said about those of us who read on our smartphones. I had a quick look at our statistics, and during a month, we get a few thousand mobile visits. And while I recognize that a portion of that number is quite possibly tablet related, there is no doubt an equal number are from smartphones as well.

The fact is that if you have a smartphone, it’s the one thing that goes with you just about everywhere you

Get your Kindle on … offline

Suppose you are one of those people who still haven’t quite gotten into the whole online ordering fad? You like to give all your stuff a test drive before you buy. You like to play with the display model a bit to see if it fits you and your style before you commit your money.

This is where the Barnes and Noble nook has won out over the Kindle; because the Nook is universally known to be available for try and buy at your local Barnes and Noble booksellers storefront. The Kindle, traditionally, was only available online at