[LINK] Dick Smith Advertisement for Fictional Color Amazon Kindle

Paul Bolger pbolger at gmail.com
Fri Sep 23 09:09:26 AEST 2011

"Free 3G wireless"? Actually it does include this, but Amazon state that

You may use the wireless connectivity provided by us only in
connection with the Service. You may not use the wireless connectivity
for any other purpose.

Does this mean you can (if you choose to ignore the terms of service)
use the Kindle as a free mobile web browser? Does anyone here have
one, and know if this works?

BTW: I'm not totally convinced that adding browsing to an ebook reader
is a good idea - one advantage of a paper book is you can't nip off
and check your email when you get to a dull bit.

On 23 September 2011 10:32, Tom Worthington <tom.worthington at tomw.net.au> wrote:
> Dick Smith has been running TV advertisements for the Amazon Kindle
> eBook reader. These depict the Kindle's screen with text highlighted in
> yellow. Dick Smith is selling two models of the 6 Inch screen Kindle:
> Wi-Fi and 3g. However, neither of these, nor any any other released
> Kindle model, has a color screen. This advertisement is misleading and
> should be changed to remove the color from the Kindle screen.
> The Kindle does have some attractive features, such as a long battery
> life. The 3G model also has free 3G wireless access in Australia and
> many countries and a usable (if limited) web browser.
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