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Amazon limiting 3G access on new Kindle Touch

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 Oct 2011 13:15 User comments (1)

Amazon limiting 3G access on new Kindle Touch Just like its rivals, the Kindle Touch 3G will not give full access to 3G networks, limiting the device to shopping in the online Kindle Store and browsing Wikipedia.
The upcoming Kindle Touch, Amazon's first touchscreen e-reader, was announced last week at $99 for Wi-Fi-only and $149 for added free 3G access.

Amazon's Kindle Keyboard 3G, released last year, has unlimited 3G access, including full web browsing.

Reads the full statement (via PCM):

We apologize for the confusion. Our new Kindle Touch 3G enables you to connect to the Kindle Store, download books and periodicals, and access Wikipedia - all over 3G or Wi-Fi. Experimental web browsing (outside of Wikipedia) on Kindle Touch 3G is only available over Wi-Fi. Our Kindle Keyboard 3G will continue to offer experimental web browsing over 3G or Wi-Fi.

Probably not worth the extra $50 now given the wide availability of Wi-Fi hotspots.

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14.10.2011 0:44

That is what ROOT is for...

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