Kindle Touch: New Touch Experience
By hollyprimo on November 09, 2011
Amazon created a new sort of touch experience that eliminates the fatigue brought on by continuously swiping to turn the page, and that enables readers to hold Kindle with either hand while still turning pages comfortably. With the help of EasyReach, Kindle Touch users can conveniently page forward in a book or a periodical while holding the device with either hand. Tapping on most of the screen area will page forward, the most frequent action done when reading; tapping in a small area near the left side of the device changes to the previous page; and tapping on the top part of the monitor brings up the toolbars for more options. This is one other way that Kindle helps readers get lost in the author’s world.
Read on to learn more about this new Kindle touchscreen.
Kindle Touch: User Friendly Touchscreen
Touch Controls and Virtual Key pad
Kindle Touch has a full touchscreen monitor that puts page turns, navigation and note-taking at your convenience. Tap unfamiliar terms to call up definitions in the dictionary, highlight sections of text to send out to a friend, or lookup, shop and type with a virtual keyboard that shows up on screen exactly when you need it.
Kindle Touch employs hand-built, personalized fonts and font-hinting to make words and letters a lot more crisp, clear, and natural-looking. Font hints are instructions, compiled as code, that control points over a font character’s line, enhancing legibility at small font sizes where few pixels are available. Hinting is a mixture of aesthetic judgments and complicated technical methods.
Carry and Read Your Personal Files
Kindle Touch makes it simple to take your personal documents along with you, removing the need to print. You and your approved contacts can e-mail documents - including Word, PDF and more - straight to your Kindle and read them in Kindle data format. Your own documents will be stored in your Kindle library on Amazon and ready to download conveniently anywhere at any time. You can add notes, highlights and bookmarks, which are automatically synchronized across devices together with the previous page you read using Whispersync technology.
Manage Your Library
Arrange your Kindle library into personalized collections, or categories, to easily access any book you are looking for. You can add an item to multiple collections to help make organizing and searching for titles even easier. For example, you can include the same book into your “History” and “My Favorite Authors” collections.
New X-Ray Feature of Kindle Touch
Amazon invented X-Ray, a new feature that allows customers explore the “bones of the book.” With a single tap, readers are able to see all the passages across a book that mention ideas, fictional personalities, historical figures, places or issues that interest them, as well as more detailed explanations from Wikipedia and Shelfari, Amazon’s community-powered encyclopedia for book lovers.
Amazon built X-Ray utilizing its knowledge of language processing and machine learning, use of important storage and computing resources with Amazon S3 and EC2, and a rich library of book and character information and facts. The vision is to have every important phrase in every book.
You can enjoy free Wi-Fi accessibility at AT&T hotspots all over the U.S. for shopping and downloading Kindle content. And with password protection functionality, you can select to lock your Kindle Touch automatically when not in use.
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