I’ve been using the new Kindle Paperwhite for close to a month now. It seems to be a good replacement for my 3 year old Kindle 3 (with keyboard) which died on me one cold winter night – just when I needed it the most.
The ability to read without any lights on in the room at night is what makes the Kindle Paperwhite amazing. I’d pay for that any day. Thanks Amazon!
It is an upgrade in some ways and not so much in other ways. Actually, it is a retrogression in some ways.
It’s super responsive touch screen interface is a winner and I love the virtual keyboard.
However, nothing prepared me for the fact that I couldn’t listen to MP3s or play audiobooks on the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite. I miss that about the Kindle 3.
The fact that I can’t plug my earphone into my Kindle Paperwhite is a no, no.
Today I discovered another issue about the Kindle Paperwhite while on my way from school – the Paperwhite is best suited for holding [and reading] using the right hand.
I had moved the Kindle from my right hand to my left hand to read but realized that in order to tap the [the right side of the] screen to move forward/ progress through the ebook, I had to stretch my left thumb all across the screen to tap there. Or I had to m0ve my Kindle into my right hand just to easily tap the screen to progress.
Once again the Kindle Paperwhite is beaten by the Kindle 3 because it offers the convenience to progress through an ebook whether it is being held in the right hand or the left hand.