Hi - I am getting a kindle soon but wanted to ask if anyone would share their experience of using the 3G wi-fi connection. Basically, I am thinking that if I can access mumsnet, and bbc, and Times online when out & about then I would be vvvv happy. BUT if the the 3G is tricky to use (or rubbish) then I will save my money and buy the cheaper kindle. TIA
It's really not great. And because it's black and white, it doesn't look as good and isn't so easy to read. Slow to load pages and keyboard is very fiddly to make anything longer than a short sentence-type post.
BUT definitely worth having the 3G so that you can download books where there isn't WiFi.
Because there is no mouse type pointer/it isn't a touch screen device. So say you were on BBC news and you wanted to open a new story you couldn't click on the link to open it the way you normally would. You would have to use the up/down/left/right arrows to highlight the link and then press enter.
It is black and white, so pics won't come out great.
It's great at what it does, as a book reader but as a web browser it is slow to use and limited in quality.
Yes I have given up on the browser really. You can load in some favourite pages which speeds things up slightly, but you have to have a lot of patience to keep highlighting and scrolling and making things bigger etc.