I agreed with Marco Arment before when he first reviewed the Kindle Touch. I agree with him now about the newest firmware for the device. Page flipping is improved dramatically. Otherwise, the product is still lackluster from perspectives of usability and design.
It’s still not perfect: I still dislike the unintuitive touch interface, proneness to accidental actions and backwards page-turns, and lack of physical page-turn buttons. But this update makes the formerly frustrating Kindle Touch into a decent product.
The latest generation keyboard-free device is superior in every way except 3G availability. I believe it’s the best inexpensive reading device on the market. 3G was handy, but it’s easy enough to plan around this, use wifi, or tether to a phone. The only real loss is the 3G web browser on the device, which was a huge asset in a pinch.