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Old 09-18-2014, 04:46 AM   #1
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How would you call the new basic Kindle model ?
I vote for Kindle Touch 2:
  • It has the same resolution (800x600)
  • as opposed to PW, it lacks built-in light
  • it looks like KT with faster CPU and without audio
  • the product page title says: "Kindle Touch Screen E-Reader"
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Old 09-18-2014, 06:05 AM   #2
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I'd also call it "Kindle Touch 2" or "Kindle Touch 2014".

I wonder what touch technology will be used. Device depth is 10,2 mm and it's similar to older Touch - so maybe IR sensor is back.
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I asked this very question last year and the basic response that I got is to wait and see what folkes call it on the forum. I intend to use the titles: basic, paper white and voyage.
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Old 09-18-2014, 07:48 AM   #4
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This one showed up on the Canada site, nothing for the Voyage yet.
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Old 09-18-2014, 07:54 AM   #5
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How would you call the new basic Kindle model ?
I vote for Kindle Touch 2:
  • It has the same resolution (800x600)
  • as opposed to PW, it lacks built-in light
  • it looks like KT with faster CPU and without audio
  • the product page title says: "Kindle Touch Screen E-Reader"
I mentioned the similarities in the Kindle Voyage thread. It is also shares almost the same dimensions (6.7"x4.7"x.4") and weight (6.7 ounces) with the (original) Touch. I think Kindle Touch 2 would be the best way to describe it. It also has all the same features as the Touch (actually a few more), including X-Ray and Translate. It doesn't support sound, however.
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Old 09-18-2014, 07:54 AM   #6
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How would you call the new basic Kindle model ?
I vote for Kindle Touch 2:
I like simple names, so I'll go with:
  • The All New Kindle Basic for 2014
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Old 09-18-2014, 07:56 AM   #7
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This one showed up on the Canada site, nothing for the Voyage yet.
It looks like the Voyage is about three weeks behind the new Kindle (Touch 2) Basic. The "Touch 2" will be available on October 2nd in the U.S.
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Old 09-18-2014, 08:01 AM   #8
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I like simple names, so I'll go with:
  • The All New Kindle Basic for 2014
Yeah, but that doesn't take into account that it's not the size of the Kindle Basic, it's the size of the Kindle Touch. And, to me, that makes a good bit of difference. I like the sleeker, smaller size of the Kindle (non-touch) Basic. (Though I also like some of the features of the Touch -- especially Translate.) The new Kindle Basic (Touch 2) is, in all but name, really just a Kindle Touch reborn. It has the features of the Kindle Touch (minus sound). It even has the same amount of memory as the Kindle Touch (4GBs).

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Old 09-18-2014, 08:11 AM   #9
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It looks like the Voyage is about three weeks behind the new Kindle (Touch 2) Basic. The "Touch 2" will be available on October 2nd in the U.S.
Canada site has the basic for Oct 2nd as well, but still no page for the Voyage. Hope it's not delayed to Canada.
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The Kindle Touch Basic seems more like a downgrade. Bulkier and $10 more than the K4B. Same ppi which I think probably will not pop as much as the K4B since there are more layers on the screen due to it being a touch device. I'm really surprised they didn't try to bump up the PPI to 212. Thanks but no thanks. For $40 more you can get a much better device with the PW2.
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  • It has the same resolution (800x600)
Amazon.com: "Carta e-paper technology, 167 ppi, optimized font technology, 16-level gray scale".

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Old 09-18-2014, 12:28 PM   #12
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167 ppi * 6 inches = 1000 pixels diagonally
and 800^2 + 600^2 = 1000^2 according to good old Pythagoras
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I like simple names, so I'll go with:
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Carta e-paper technology, 167 ppi, optimized font technology, 16-level gray scale.
Actually I believe the new Kindle (touch, 2014) is still Pearl! From the Amazon specs page:
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Amazon's 6" display with Pearl e-paper technology, 167 ppi, optimized font technology, 16-level gray scale
Anyone else notice that the Page Title for the webpage is currently: "Kindle Touch Screen E-Reader with light"?! Totes wrong. I'm assuming they will get that fixed rather soon.

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