I am considering buying either a Kindle Keyboard 3G or a Kindle Paperwhite 3G, but I have a couple questions that I am hoping that someone who either owns them and/or works for Amazon customer service and can answer them to help me decide.
1.) I already have an Apple iPad Mini, but since it does NOT have 3G connectivity (only Wi-Fi), AND because I am a Amazon Prime member I'm thinking of getting either the Kindle Keyboard 3G OR a Kindle Paperwhite 3G so that I can get books when I'm away from home (where I have Wi-Fi) and on the go but not near a public Wi-Fi hotspot, AND so that I can also use my Amazon Prime membership to get FREE Kindle Books (through the Kindle Owners Lending Library)
However, since the iPad Mini can be used for more than just as an eReader (like surfing the Internet, watching videos, etc.) if I am going to get the Kindle also, I am hoping that it will have at least SOME of the functions of the iPad Mini (like being able to surf the Internet to access frequently-visited websites like Facebook) so that when I am away from home & on the go, I do not have to take along multiple devices to fulfill different needs (like the Kindle for eBooks, the iPad Mini for Internet surfing, etc.)
So my question is, if I get the Kindle Keyboard 3G OR a Kindle Paperwhite 3G will I be able to surf the Web (mainly to go on Facebook and/or to browse for eBooks on the local public library's website) on either of these devices or is Web access limited to eBook shopping, downloading & retrieval??
2.) While I was looking at the information about the Kindle Owner's Lending Library, I noticed that it said that only one free Kindle eBook can be "checked out" each month. But then in another section it said that once the Kindle eBook is "returned" that the user can then "check out" another free Kindle eBook can be "checked out"
However, in yet another section it said something to the effect that, once a free Kindle eBook is "checked out" even if it is "returned" another free Kindle eBook cannot be checked out until the start of the next calendar month.
So I am confused by that! Does that mean that regardless if a free Kindle eBook is checked out & then returned that people are limited to that one book each month, and once they've finished that book, they cannot get anymore free Kindle eBooks until the next calendar month, or what??
Basically what I am looking for is a Kindle 3G that I can use instead of the iPad Mini (which does NOT have 3G) to both get & read eBooks, as well as access websites like Facebook on the go, and get free Kindle eBooks using my Amazon Prime membership.
Please help me out, so I can make the right decision whether to get a Kindle or not, and what Kindle to get!!
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