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Subject: Kindle Touch update!
Date Posted: 1/9/2013 12:51 PM ET
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Whoever has a Kindle Touch, there is a new update available which gives it many of the features of the new paperwhite!

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Download the update here 

Report how you like it!

Subject: Updated.
Date Posted: 1/10/2013 5:43 PM ET
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I've done the update and it went smoothly.  I had about 400 books on it, and they had to be reindexed.  It went very slowly.  I ended up restarting it a couple of time, and then just left it during the day today plugged in to a charger and left on.  When I got back home it had completed indexing.

 

I haven't really played with new features yet.

Others have reported that on some books it doesn't want to use any font except for Helvetica, and that the PaperWhite has a similar issue.

Date Posted: 1/10/2013 7:04 PM ET
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WOOHOOO! thats me. Thankyou

Date Posted: 1/11/2013 3:25 PM ET
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Anyone know why a Kindle Touch would not auto update? I turned on my WIFI, set it to sync to amazon and nothing updated.

Should I wait or just do the USB to kindle version?

Date Posted: 1/11/2013 7:40 PM ET
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On one of the kindle forums they mentioned that the auto update might not happen for some time as Amazon just sends them out in batches.

Date Posted: 1/11/2013 7:43 PM ET
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Thanks Neil.  Will just plug it in and do it via the USB.  I don't turn on the wifi often so would miss it.

Date Posted: 2/2/2013 8:28 AM ET
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Ok...after reading that the UI of the updated Touch is just like the UI of the paperwhite, I had to get one. So now I am messing around with it and have discovered that you can add fonts without jailbreaking very easily.

Look here and it's post #8.

 

I think it's time for my Kindle Keyboard to go bye bye....I like the touch screen readers better.



Last Edited on: 2/2/13 8:33 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/2/2013 10:37 AM ET
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LOL  Anne  

Date Posted: 2/2/2013 11:46 AM ET
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I've offered it to my mother....I was thinking of giving her the Kindle Touch but feeling selfish. It came with the black lighted case, all I need now is a black skin.

And, she wants it! Woo hoo! She will use the TTS for sure. I have removed the font hack so it has original fonts again, and it has a screen saver hack so she can add her own pics if she wants. I have plenty of covers and lights for her, too. It'll be a nice gift, has a skin on it, too!



Last Edited on: 2/2/13 3:26 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 2/3/2013 1:28 PM ET
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Anne I gave mine to my son!  Hes really enjoying it! 

Date Posted: 2/3/2013 1:37 PM ET
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That's good, Barbara. I am glad mine is going to a family member, since it was my first Kindle, has several nice cases, skin, and personal screen savers! She will like the text to speech, I think. I've never used that feature, but I checked it out and it works fine.

I am really loving the Kindle Touch. I think the text is darker than on the PW.



Last Edited on: 2/3/13 1:39 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/4/2013 1:06 AM ET
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Anne get her a nice set of headphones!  $5 Make the T to S sound a little better LOL 

Date Posted: 2/4/2013 8:09 AM ET
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She has some. But she was more interested in the Kindle, which doesn't need headphones, than the Sony, which requires head phones for audio books. She'll be getting a boat load of accessories, anyway, with the K3.

Date Posted: 2/20/2013 1:42 PM ET
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Today I am jailbreaking the Kindle Touch....which I should have done right away when I got it instead of updating first thing.  Lots of extra work now. Like usual, for me. Once I get it all fixed, I'll be able to control margins and font sizes.

I think it's all done now. Now I have a headache.



Last Edited on: 2/20/13 2:34 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/13/2013 11:56 AM ET
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Today only, get a refurb Kindle Touch for $69 (free shipping at Daily Deals. It's an excellent Kindle! Lots more space than the Paperwhite.