The kindle has been around for a long time and I’d imagine that they’d have a refined UI, it’s not the case with the Kindle Touch. There are times when navigating around gets very frustrating, at very least the touch interface makes it easier but it’s still frustrating none the less.
Since the Kindle is for reading…it’s does an excellent job, however it gets very awkward to hold with a single hand because you need to touch the screen to flip the page.
The one major complaint is how it allows for chapter navigation by swiping up or down, it’s too easy to do this accidentally and the result is very very frustrating because you can’t just easily flip through the book and quickly find your page.
We have one of the newer non-touch kindles in the house and I’d still recommend the touch; navigation and typing is extremely slow and gets tiresome without a touch screen.