I'm even more
today than yesterday, as I never made it back to AW to respond...Life throws curveballs into the best laid plans....
Anyway, I got mine a couple years back, so am not up to date w/ what's available now AT ALL. I got the Kindle fourth generation (NOT the Touch or Fire), so mine's not a touch screen nor does it have color. It's a BASIC ebook simply for reading purposes and the ability to have lots of books while on vacation without the weight. It does have an on-screen keyboard rather than the external one, but I don't need to type anything, so that's not an issue.
I can download books via WiFi if I'm in an area it's available, or via USP cable at home. I'm perfectly happy doing it at home, as it's very fast and simple. (And I don't have to get out of my pajamas to go somewhere
) Obviously with such basic abilities, the cost is low, another good point if you only want to read books on it.
Probably not too helpful, but the basic version for my basic needs is perfect. I'm completely happy with it, but I'm not a "techie" type, so only you know your needs in that area. Enjoy yours!