Well, I have certainly been enjoying my new Kindle that I got for my birthday. along with a lovely blue case and plenty of Amazon vouchers so I can download something other than Dickens (although I will be reading some Dickens).
Anyway, aside of every other use for it, I just thought I’d draw attention to the web browser which is sneakily tucked away in the Experimental section. I can’t help feeling, given the placement of this, and the fact that adverts and TV slots don’t mention it, that they’d rather not everyone knew about it. I assume this is because someone has to foot the bill – my Kindle is the 3G and Wifi version, and I think the web browsing is done via 3G, but I’m not sure. Maybe Wifi Kindle owners would like to clarify if they can use the web browser? Anyway it’s a suprisingly effective browser and doesn’t mash up pages too much. In the same way that I wouldn’t call the iPad an ereader type device, I suppose I wouldn’t call a Kindle a web surfing dedicated piece of kit. My top tip: use mobile versions of sites where possible, such as Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Google Reader, etc. They’re more text based, and straightforward and perform and load a little faster.