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Kindle Help

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animist
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Re: Kindle Help

#21 Post by animist » July 22nd, 2012, 6:23 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

I am hoping to take my Kindle abroad - does anyone know if it is likely to be damaged when going thru Customs?

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Re: Kindle Help

#22 Post by getreal » July 22nd, 2012, 6:26 pm

Gosh! I didn't think about that! I'm trying to remember if I've taken it through an airpost before. I don't remember, but if I did, it hasn't damaged it.
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Re: Kindle Help

#23 Post by Alan H » July 22nd, 2012, 6:28 pm

animist wrote:I am hoping to take my Kindle abroad - does anyone know if it is likely to be damaged when going thru Customs?
Like a laptop, I'd keep it as hand baggage, but as long as it's physically well protected it will be OK.
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Re: Kindle Help

#24 Post by Ken H » July 22nd, 2012, 7:02 pm

A friend from Scotland brought his to the states with no problem.
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Re: Kindle Help

#25 Post by Tetenterre » July 22nd, 2012, 7:16 pm

sorry, wrong thread -- don't know what happened there....
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Re: Kindle Help

#26 Post by Dave B » August 17th, 2012, 6:04 pm

Any one know anyone who has a Kindle Touch 3G?

Trying to find out what it is like accessing the Internet, especially navigating on the page. They don't demo this model in the shops it seems.
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Re: Kindle Help

#27 Post by Ken H » August 17th, 2012, 8:58 pm

I just bought a couple of Kindle 4s (basic model) for my wife and I as anniversary gifts (33 wonderful years!). They are wifi only but can access the internet with the built in browser. I haven't played with it much on the internet other than using the AccuWeather app to get weather info. It's a bit hard to type anything using the display keyboard with the 4-way button controller. The Kindle touch or the keyboard model would be better if one wants to do anything online. We just bought ours for reading, it being the lightest model (important for us older folk :wink:).
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Re: Kindle Help

#28 Post by Dave B » August 17th, 2012, 10:13 pm

Thanks, Ken. I have the keyboard model and whilst it is, sort of, OK for typing (though the qwerty keyboard on my mobile is quicker and easier even though it is much smaller!) the navigation over the web page is almost impossible - you are constrained to where the four-way navigation switch will allow you, it can take a couple of minutes to zero in to a tick box! I thought one might be able to just touch a location (like on a tablet) to get there . . .
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Re: Kindle Help

#29 Post by Ken H » August 17th, 2012, 10:36 pm

Dave B wrote:Thanks, Ken. I have the keyboard model and whilst it is, sort of, OK for typing (though the qwerty keyboard on my mobile is quicker and easier even though it is much smaller!) the navigation over the web page is almost impossible - you are constrained to where the four-way navigation switch will allow you, it can take a couple of minutes to zero in to a tick box! I thought one might be able to just touch a location (like on a tablet) to get there . . .
Yeah Dave, that's what I figured. Might be good for something like checking email, I dunno. Still, the keyboard has to be a lot better than the base model for typing.
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Re: Kindle Help

#30 Post by Dave B » August 18th, 2012, 8:54 am

Well, like new mobiles in future, I will not consider spending my pennies until I have had a go at playing with the thing!
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