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Initial post: Dec 24, 2011 9:29:51 AM PST
I just got my kindle yesterday, and I think it would be wonderful to have a browser on it! I defintaely think amazon should keep working on it! It's an excellent idea!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 24, 2011 9:39:18 AM PST
**M€¥@** says:
All of the Kindle e-ink models have a browser. The Fire browser functions more like a computer, but you need a WiFi connection.

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 6:36:18 PM PST
Sean Cullum says:
Does any one know of a way to remove the browser from the device? It is impossible to install parental controls otherwise and I presently on a wild goose chase to find either a way to remove or disable the browser or the radio itself that connects to WiFi. Thanks!

Posted on Dec 28, 2011 1:55:20 AM PST
I'm one of those weird people who got the Kindle Keyboard to read books. If I want to surf the net I use my deskotp computer or my laptop. My son uses his smart phone. I wish Kindle would forget their browser and focus on improving the existing interface with the internet. It would be lovely if I could mark books in my archive read as oppose to "to-be-read". When I got my new Kindle Basic I had to move 300 books to-be-read from my archive to my new device one book at a time and of course I had to try and figure out which of the 650 books needed to be moved.

No, dump the browser on the ereaders and let those who want to surf the net use the game playing/movie watching Fire.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2011 2:05:33 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
if you're talking about the e-ink kindles, I don't think it's possible - for the fire, just password protect the router and he won't be able to browse of buy anything

Posted on Dec 30, 2011 4:34:11 PM PST
Serena says:
I recently received my Kindle (the simplest one...fourth generation, correct?) and have used the experimental browser. I like it, but it is a little distracting, since I did not expect to have access to many other non-Amazon websites on my Kindle. I say, keep it as simple as possible and work out any problems that might pop up. And as someone else said earlier, the Kindle e-readers should function as...e-readers. :)

The experimental browser is useful if I want to check a little something out, without having to start up my laptop (and stay on for hours--"so, what was I looking for?").

Posted on Dec 30, 2011 6:51:37 PM PST
If you are saavy with your router, you can block the IP address of the Kindle without password protecting the router and having to change all your setting for laptops, computers, PSP, Ipods, etc.
As far as the experimental browser, I have a 3G K3 keyboard and use it when traveling, it works well enough for google without pulling out a laptop and mifi.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2011 6:57:22 PM PST
Settings - More - Restrictions password protects the wi-fi.

Posted on Feb 18, 2012 3:55:58 PM PST
DocKC says:
I recently bought the $79 Kindle with the Special Offers (Thank goodness they are not obnoxious--pretty low key). I found the experimental browser and tried it out. As is, it is not exceptionally useful, as typefonts are either tiny or can be enlarged. But, when tiny the screen is unreadable without a magnifying glass; and, if enlarged to a readable size, only a very small portion of the website is visible requiring lots of scrolling. The grayscale, however, is OK. In summary: the browser is not very useful, but might be OK in an emergency when traveling, if a computer cannot be accessed.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 24, 2012 8:37:04 AM PST
R. Sinnen says:
If you set the screen to "landscape" as opposed to "portrait", it is a bit bigger. It helps to do that when you read pdf files as well.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2012 8:47:10 AM PDT
Are there any hidden charges when you use the experimental browser?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2012 8:48:46 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
No

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2012 8:49:23 AM PDT
No, browsing is entirely free. The only time you are charged is when you actually purchase a book, app, or (if using the Fire) a video

Posted on Jun 2, 2012 9:22:59 AM PDT
Thank-you for the info
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