My recommendation: if you’re itching to preorder one of the new
Kindles and absolutely can’t wait until the reviews are out, go
with the Paperwhite Wi-Fi with ads.
Hard to argue with his logic. My two-year-old Kindle Keyboard has 3G, but I can’t remember ever needing it.
Some details that appeal to me about the Paperwhite: the higher-resolution screen and the new fonts (including Baskerville and Palatino). Update: But, bizarrely, they include Futura — a typeface I love but which does not make for a good long-form text face.
★ Thursday, 6 September 2012