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Socoder -> Books -> Kindle 3G

Posted : Thursday, 26 May 2011, 04:15
HoboBen
So I am totally going to spend money that I don't have on a Kindle... I'm wondering if it's worth getting the 3G one that has wireless internet even without wifi. It's £110 for wifi-only vs £154 for 3G.

Has anyone used the 3G Kindle? I don't mind if it's slow, but how feasible is doing things such as checking Google mail over 3G?

I know it's "technically" possible, but I don't know if the people complaining that it's slow are the people who have £500 phones + contracts to do the same job, or if it's really objectively not feasible.

Thoughts?

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Posted : Thursday, 26 May 2011, 09:20
Spare
I have the kindle without 3G, does it well enough for me. I wouldnt think about 3g or not 3g, but rather normal kindle or kindle dx. dx has a nice size for watching pdf files.

So about 3G I cant tell anything, but I can say wifi is nice already.
Posted : Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 14:42
HoboBen
Went for a normal wifi one in the end.

Got to say, I love it. Downloaded a load of (copyright expired) classics from Project Gutenberg in Kindle (.mobi) format.

I have some PDFs that are a bit more clumsy to read (as the kindle is less than A4), but I haven't tried converting them yet.

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Posted : Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 14:54
JL235
So can you browser the internet since it has wifi? Does it work well?

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Posted : Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 15:03
Spare
you can browse websites, for me it works better than I expected
Posted : Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 16:12
blanko1324
I have the wifi only as well. I can't stand using the browser, and can't imagine myself trying to use it on a 3G network. I think you made a good decision.

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Posted : Wednesday, 15 June 2011, 02:32
JL235
I'd love to have a flat touch pad/device. But I'd also want to be doing more then just reading books with it, and that's what puts me off the Kindle.

I might get a Galaxy Tab (or something similar).

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Posted : Thursday, 16 June 2011, 01:27
blanko1324
That's why I like the Kindle. If I had a device that did everything, I'd never read on it. Also, the e-ink screen is a must for me.

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Posted : Sunday, 19 June 2011, 10:02
Spare
I made a little video with my phone to show the webbrowser: dl.dropbox.com/u/6975244/VID-20110619-00006.3GP

there are probably way better videos out there : )
Posted : Sunday, 19 June 2011, 11:53
JL235
I just watched some Kindle browsing videos on YouTube, and I have to agree it's better then I thought but still I think it looks too painful for day to day use.

So I think I'll be going with an Android device, probably the eee Transformer. A good browser is a must for me. Although a new Galaxy Tab is comming out soon, so I might get that or the original Galaxy Tab (if the price comes down).

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