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Can you use Facebook Chat on new Kindle 3g

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Initial post: Dec 1, 2010 7:52:07 AM PST
I am shopping for a Kindle for my wife for Christmas and trying to decide between the wi-fi and 3G versions. What could decide for me if you can chat on facebook with the 3G. We are vacationing in Jamaica and the resort doesn't have free wi-fi, so my wife was hoping to be able to chat with the kids back home with the kindle 3G. If you can chat, then that would seem to tip the scales towards 3G. Thanks for any help.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2010 7:56:58 AM PST
You can post to Facebook, but there is no way to chat with a Kindle. It's not a tablet PC, it's an e-reader, made specifically for reading e-books. The browsing is sluggish and best on sites coded for mobile devices. There is no Flash or Video etc.

Posted on Dec 1, 2010 8:01:15 AM PST
M. Murphy says:
possible, yes. But not advisable. Its the main reason my Kindle freezes on me.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2010 8:13:41 AM PST
You cannot use FB chat on a Kindle.

Posting works, but you have to understand the limitations of the browser and be patient. Clicking too many things will cause it to freeze.

Posted on Dec 1, 2010 11:23:02 AM PST
Boone-Scully says:
I can chat just fine on FB with my K3.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2010 11:25:27 AM PST
In the "real time" chat window? Back and forth with the person you're chatting with?

Posted on Dec 1, 2010 11:34:23 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
Does 3G coverage exist in Jamaica?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2010 11:36:40 AM PST
The service is through AT&T. You would have to check the coverage maps.

Posted on Dec 1, 2010 11:38:46 AM PST
I checked the map and it looks like all of Jamaica is covered by AT & T.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2011 12:45:02 PM PST
racerace says:
yes it does

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2011 12:45:32 PM PST
racerace says:

Posted on Nov 29, 2011 12:47:39 PM PST
racerace says:
kindle 3g works great in jamaica. I use facebook all the time and it never freezes. i'm unable to do online chat but i send messages with no problems.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2011 1:43:09 PM PST
Did you get any additional charges while using it in Jamaica?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 22, 2011 7:44:01 AM PST
M. M. Steil says:
Rob, I can now FB chat, having installed friendcaster this morning. has to be opened in a seperate window outside FB. I started a topic on this right after I got my Fire 11/25. Loving my Fire. Marcia
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