Originally Posted by Manichean
Those artifacts in the upper (Pearl) picture look rather like JPEG compression. Did you process both images the same?
Agreed; seems like jpg compression.
Also, how do you like the Touch? I'm anxiously awaiting mine; Amazon estimates 1-2 weeks more before delivery. I've already got a wish list full of games. What eReader app are you using? Kindle or some other one?
I also agree with Over, in that a smaller screen needs higher resolution to be as useful. Not as much in this case, since LCD is more versatile for tasks other than reading.