I have been checking Amazon’s page for Kindle software updates every week or so since Christmas, as they tend to post them on the site for manual download before pushing them out over wireless directly to the device. The reason I have been checking is that, as much as I love my Kindle Touch, the responsiveness seems to have been getting worse over time.
Last night I checked again and noticed an update, version 5.0.3, had been posted for the Kindle Touch (mine shipped with 5.0.1, never saw 5.0.2).
The page doesn’t list what Amazon has improved, but after a manual install, I can affirm that page turns, navigation, and overall snappiness are much improved.
This update makes an already nice Kindle extremely great.