Cracking Open: Amazon Kindle Touch (2011)

Cracking Open: Amazon Kindle Touch (2011)

Summary: Bill Detwiler cracks open the 2011 Amazon Kindle Touch. Inside this e-book reader, he found hardware from Freescale, SanDisk, and Samsung.

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  • At the same time Amazon launched the Kindle Fire tablet, it also introduced three new Kindle e-ink readers--the Kindle, Kindle Touch, and Kindle Touch 3G. I've already cracked open the Kindle Fire and 2011 Kindle. All that's left is the Kindle Touch.

    For a more in-depth review of the 2011 Kindle's internal hardware, check out my article, "Amazon Kindle Touch (2011) teardown: Replaceable battery, Neonode touch screen."

    Photo by: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic
    Caption by: Bill Detwiler

  • The Kindle Touch has a 6" (diagonal) E Ink multi-touch display with a resolution of 600 x 800 pixels (167 ppi) and 16-level grayscale. The device has a The e-book reader measures 4.7" W x 6.8" H x 0.4" D and weighs 7.5 ounces (213 grams).

    As of this writing, the 2011 Kindle Touch is available for $99.00 (with Special Offers) and $139 (without Special Offers). The 3G version of the Touch is available for $149 (with Special Offers) and $189 (without Special Offers).

    Photo by: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic
    Caption by: Bill Detwiler

Topics: Mobility, Amazon, Hardware

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  • RE: Cracking Open: Amazon Kindle Touch (2011)

    I have a 'Kindle' 3.3 keyboard. It's nice to know how to open and change the battery when the time comes.
    bbwalters@...
  • RE: Cracking Open: Amazon Kindle Touch (2011)

    If I left the wifi antenna wire disconnected and put it back together could I disable the internet without having any other issues?
    broknrechord