[LINK] Dick Smith Advertisement for Fictional Color Amazon Kindle

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Sat Sep 24 09:42:53 AEST 2011

On 23/09/11 09:09, Paul Bolger wrote:
> "Free 3G wireless"? ... Does this mean you can ... use the Kindle as a free mobile web browser? Does anyone here have
> one, and know if this works?

Yes, I have tried web browsing on the Amazon Kindle and it does work in 
Australia. But the browsing experience is somewhat limited by the small, 
slow, monochrome screen and tiny keyboard.

> BTW: I'm not totally convinced that adding browsing to an ebook reader
> is a good idea ...

I am not convinced a dedicated eBook reader is a good idea, if everyone 
has a smart phone and a tablet or laptop anyway.

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