Amazon Kindle (UK) question Answered
I am toying with the idea of getting an ebook reader, mainly for reading downloaded books such. Apparently the Kindle can show ordinary PDF files quite successfully, and is quite a reasonable price.
I have a question, though, that Amazon haven't answered clearly - what web sites can it access?
The Kindle has wifi, and there's a version with (free) 3G connectivity for downloading books. But, what websites will it access? Could I visit any website at all (such as Gutenberg Press, or even Instructables), or is it restricted to visiting Amazon's own ebook store? Would it be capable of accessing an email account? I can't get a straight answer (although I suspect the answer is that access is restricted, since access to Wikipedia is presented as a specific feature).
According to Amazon's 3G coverage map, There is a decent signal where I live, where I work, and where my parents live. If I can visit whatever sites I like, the extra £40 for 3G would be worth it. If I can only visit "approved" sites, then I would stick to the wifi version and load up books by USB.