I have always thought the same thing when considering a touchscreen eReader. I like my free hand to hold my glass of wine when I'm reading on my Kindle.A.D. Bloom said:I've got a Kindle 2, and I think of it as a one-handed device. If it had a touchscreen, then I'd probably have to hold it in one hand and poke at it with the other.
"Old Sonys"? The new Sonys all have touch screens. Things move quickly in the tech world, but they just came out last September.EvilB said:Would you like a touch screen on your kindle like the new nook and kobo (and also the old sony's) have?
The increased battery life for the Nook comes mostly from (1) losing that gosh-awful LCD touch panel and (2) the Pearl eInk screen, which also increased the K3's battery life over the K2.Me and My Kindle said:The touch screen would make a lot of things easier. If I wanted to look up a word, I'd just point at it with my finger. (I wouldn't have to nudge-nudge-nudge the controller, and then nudge it again until it reaches a specific word.) I wonder if that's why the Nook is claiming it's got such a longer battery life. If you want to make a choice from a menu, you just touch that menu choice once -- instead of moving your controller through every other choice on the menu in order to reach it!
Both of those, and they changed how battery life is measured. Instead of using the same standard as Amazon and Kobo, they went with a "half hour of reading per day with the wireless off". Amazon noted that using the same metric, their battery would last 2 months too.Meemo said:The increased battery life for the Nook comes mostly from (1) losing that gosh-awful LCD touch panel and (2) the Pearl eInk screen, which also increased the K3's battery life over the K2.
So how does it work if you want to connect to public wi-fi somewhere that requires you to accept a terms of agreement or enter a password? Wonder if there's something in the Nook operating system that addresses this...laurie_lu said:Only if the touch screen worked within the web browser. The new Nook doesn't even have a web browser anymore. They got rid of it.