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Can You Use Internet With Kindle 3G?

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Initial post: Jul 14, 2011 4:31:36 PM PDT
Chris says:
Can you browse the internet and check email and stuff with the ad supported kindle 3G or is the 3G use limited to the kindle book store?

Posted on Jul 14, 2011 4:34:38 PM PDT
There is an experimental browser on the 3G Kindle. I have it, but honestly, I never use it. The Kindle is a brilliant e-book reader but the internet browsing experience is very, um, minimalistic.

If you're buying a Kindle to use as a tablet device, I'd think twice. But as an e-book reader it is unmatched.

Posted on Jul 14, 2011 4:37:56 PM PDT
readalotta says:
I've used the KSO 3G for web use. It's slower than using my laptop, but I've used it at doctor's office waiting rooms to check Facebook and update my status, check the weather, let my son check baseball scores, etc. So to answer your question, YES it can be used for things other than the Kindle store. Just keep in mind that Frank is correct in saying it is "minimalistic." For one, everything is black and white and using the 5-way rather than a mouse is something to get used to.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 14, 2011 4:45:13 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 14, 2011 4:45:43 PM PDT
Chris says:
I've already used it on my other kindle wifi only and it was great with wifi. I could check email, facebook, google reader (all my rss news)....all my naturalnews, yahoo tech, and local area news quickly using google reader. i even checked this forum with it. But I took that one back and I wanted to get the 3G model.

So, thats great news that you can use the 3G for all online purposes. Does anyone know if they slow down the internet with the 3G use? As compared to when you access the kindle book store?

Posted on Jul 14, 2011 4:45:16 PM PDT
yep its kind of like using the internet on basic/older cell phone. I like using wiki on it and you can do some basic things on it like readalotta mentioned.

Posted on Jul 14, 2011 4:49:16 PM PDT
The Artist says:
I used it when I was in the hospital for 2 weeks last year. It's slow, but it's better than nothing, and it allowed me to check my e-mail and do other simple tasks.

Posted on Jul 14, 2011 5:22:59 PM PDT
data says:
how do you check email on kindle?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 14, 2011 5:26:11 PM PDT
I don't, but I assume you'd simply browse to the email provider (gmail, google, Yahoo, whatever) and sign in there, and then use the webmail service provided.

You wouldn't be using your Kindle email address, naturally, but something private you'd set up yourself.

Posted on Jul 14, 2011 5:37:08 PM PDT
data says:
But, where is a browser on the kindle?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 14, 2011 5:38:52 PM PDT
The Artist says:
From the home page, click Menu, Experimental.

I suggest you read the user's manual that came loaded on your Kindle before you proceed any further.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 14, 2011 5:39:31 PM PDT
data says:
Ah yes, I found it, thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 14, 2011 6:00:40 PM PDT
Tim W. says: is a helpful site to use on your Kindle browser. It has a number of mobile friendly links on one page.

Posted on Jul 14, 2011 6:02:29 PM PDT
Chris says:
checking email is easy. i use it to check hotmail. goto hotmail sign in and on your inbox page bookmark that one. Kindle WILL remember cookies and once you have your inbox page bookmarked you don't have to sign in again. Sweetness.
same with google reader. setup all the rss news feeds you want...once you sign in google reader on the kindle, thats it. You won't have to sign in again. Bookmark the page and all your feeds are there. AND, goto the settings and UNCHECK open in same window. Boom, the kindle browser problem (of not opening multiple windows) is not a problem anymore for google reader. TOTAL SWEETNESS.
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