Amazon Kindle Questions


An Amazon Kindle book-reader is rising rapidly up my list of gadgets-to-get.

A probably-dopey question, but: can you transfer files to the Kindle by USB (the published specs mention a USB charger, but not USB file-transfer) or are you restricted to the Whispernet thing?

And, since it has both a Wi-Fi connection and a 3G connection, has anybody turned one into a Wi-Fi hotspot?



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kelseymh6 years ago
Tsk, tsk. The wise teacher is forgetting who his friends are...

According to Amazon, you can do file uploads (maybe even downloads) to the Kindle. I don't know whether it supports offloading as well. [Found using "Kindle USB upload"]

It does not look like the Kindle can be configured as a Wi-Fi repeater/hot-spot. [Using "use kindle 3 as a hotspot" gave no hits with answers]
Kiteman (author)  kelseymh6 years ago
It seems the Amazon.com site has much more information than the .co.uk version.

Since my google-fu pointed me mostly to Amazon, and I had already failed to find the info, I ignored those links...

Thanks.


"It seems the Amazon.com site has much more information than the .co.uk version."

That sounds like a bit of a .co.uk up to me.
Burf6 years ago
A probably-dopey question, but: can you transfer files to the Kindle by USB...?
Yes

And, since it has both a Wi-Fi connection and a 3G connection, has anybody turned one into a Wi-Fi hotspot?
No

www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200505520&#usb


Kiteman (author)  Burf6 years ago
It seems the Amazon.com site has much more information than the .co.uk version.

Since my google-fu pointed me mostly to Amazon, and I had already failed to find the info, I ignored those links...

Thanks.


rickharris6 years ago
Kindle supports Java BUT you wouldn't be able to play action games.
Do you know what runescape is?
what the heck? When you responded it said I have a responce to my question, and now it sent me a message that I awnsered this "question."
There is a weirdness with I'bles servers. Any time you post a comment in somebody's Question, and somebody responds to your comment, you get an e-mail notification that someone has "answered your question." It's a bug, and it's been reported.

If you don't want to get an e-mail every single time, go to your profile, find "Settings", and change how often I'bles sends you e-mail.
Thanks, but could you awnser this: when you give a link instead of it being this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Runescape it just has the word runescape on it, and when you click it takes you to the same place.
Highlight the word you want to turn into a link, then click the Link icon, and then paste the URL into the popup box. When you hit OK the word you had highlighted will be a link.
Test: runescape
Thanks, but could you awnser this: how do you give a link instead of it being this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Runescape  it just has the word runescape on it, and when you click it takes you to the same place as the other link. Would I have to use html? By the way, what is that show that was on Abc Family's 25 days of christmas 2 years ago, that was about the lady in the globe then she met a man inside it, because the globe was magic, and everybody in there is alive, but he managed to escape, and then the globe got smashed, so they somehow got him back in?  
I did take the time to look it up :-) The cut down java script in the Kindle can't handle it Just for information.
Obviously NOT :-) from your comment - enlighten me.
Example reading this instructable question/answer - Sorry about untidy desk.
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um why does it say i asked a question? I did not respond to any question, nor did i ask one. Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.
how do i add a link, but there is writing over it like the message you get when you sign up?
rickharris6 years ago
Yes I have one - you can transfer via USB and charge fro PC as well. The Kindle will accept Kindle files MP3 files, Jpegs and PDF files, Also if you DL the Stanza programme (free) you can convert a lot /most ebook files to Kindle with a fair amount of success. EG the books from googlebooks or project Guttenburg.

It also access the Internet (slow by better than nothing) use Gmail or similar and you can send/receive emails etc. It can stor up to 3500 books. and will if you like read then to you

Overall i think it is great and I am not gadget oriented generally, it is very flexible and readable even in dim light (no back light)

battery lasts 1 month or so if wireless turned off.

is in G3 as well as wireless form - I have wireless as I don't generally expect to use it away from some wireless source.

Sorry for Sp errors I sent this from my Kindle, the keyboard is single finger and quite small as well as hard to see in this light. :-) i forgot to mention the down side!
Kiteman (author)  rickharris6 years ago
You can look at Instructables on it???
I want to play Runescape on "my" ipod im getting for christmas, (a month away) but that's not going to happen because they no like java.
That reminds me my mom walks into a chineze dollar store, asks for something, and the lady says: "Nobodys haves..... for dollar." My mom says: "I don't understand." so the lady says: "Nobodys haves..... for dollar. Then My mom says: "I don't understand." So my mom wals away and comes back, and asks: "Do you not have it in stock, or to order?" So the lady says: "Nobodys haves...........for dollar."
Yes you can see most web content, that is it has a web browser inbuilt, except for video as the display isn't real time as it were - To save loading speed i disable the pictures unless I really need them