Kindle 3G owners have always had the ability to surf the web over 3G using their Kindle browser. This has worked for Kindle 3 and older models. That won’t be the case on Kindle Touch 3G. Amazon has announced that it will be disabling that feature:
We apologize for the confusion. Our new Kindle Touch 3G enables you to connect to the Kindle Store, download books and periodicals, and access Wikipedia – all over 3G or Wi-Fi. Experimental web browsing (outside of Wikipedia) on Kindle Touch 3G is only available over Wi-Fi.
Our Kindle Keyboard 3G will continue to offer experimental web browsing over 3G or Wi-Fi.
Older Kindles will continue to work the way they have in the past. New Kindle models will limit their users on what they can access over 3G. While this move is not surprising, it will disappoint some Kindle fans. Will this be a deal breaker for you?
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