Are they as good as they seem?
The WIFI is fine so long as you can enter the password when setting up the connection (as you would at home). Whenever I have had to visit a webpage to enter a username/password (hotspot-wise like in a hotel or coffee shop) it fails miserably.
I'm glad I have the 3G.
It's very unlikely anyone will know the answer to this but I thought I'd ask anyway....
My sister lives in France. I'm considering buying her a Kindle for her birthday as she's a bookaholic. The Amazon.fr site redirects to Amazon.com for details on the Kindle. Does anyone know if she will be able to download English language books via Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk?
RR - That was my point of view when I got it. I travel a lot with work and have been able to download books very easily over 3G when I need to.
Tikka - it may not be relevant, but I imagine they will come from Amazon.com like the American Kindles. The UK ones you can register in either the US or the UK. It may also depend on whether the publisher allows the English laguage book to be sold in France.
I couldn't live without my Kindle and 3G
Kindle with wifi is £111 I think
Kindle with 3G is £152 I think. It's worth paying the extra £41 and getting 3G.
If you buy it at Tesco you'll get clubcard points, which effectively reduces the price.
There are loads of free books in the Kindle store which you'll come across if you hunt around. Also books for 46p, books for 86p, etc. (low prices) You don't have to spend a fortune.
A great thing about Kindle is that you can download a sample of your chosen book, which will be the first however many pages (5, 15, 30, 60) are included in the particular sample. The sample will give indications of whether the book is worth buying or not, and therefore save you buying crap books.
It's handy to be able to read all your books/newspapers at the same print size and in the same typeface.
Yes you should buy a Kindle. It will change your life. There are no downsides.
Love my kindle, I'm an avid reader and I think it's THE best piece of kit I own ( well apart from my race bike, which isn't allowed in the bedroom, unlike the kindle )
Buy one you won't regret it.
Hiya - i love my kindle cannot rate it highly enough! It comes everywhere with me and just allows me to escape (especially when travelling).
Thinking back on it - i would definitely have gone for the 3G over just the wifi... it just makes a lot more sense when i'm out and about and want to go to the kindle store. With 3G it also means that you can access certain website all of the time (e.g. wikipedia). For £41 -it's nothing.
@TIkka - A colleague has had the same issue. She'll need to buy it from amazon.com and then register the account to .fr. It's a tad annoying and i'm hoping that they start accommodating the central european market too. She can buy any of the books she wants from .com or alternatively from .fr
I had the same thing Jogblog. Fantastic replacement service and very quick - no questions asked!
I'm away in rural Norfolk this week and it's really handy getting a Kindle version newspaper each day, without having to go to a shop.
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