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Intermanaut - According to their website:
"Built-in Free 3G connectivity uses the same wireless signals that cell phones use, but there are no monthly fees or commitments—Amazon pays for Kindle’s 3G wireless connectivity"
Doesn't mention anything about needing to be with Vodafone, just says ready to go from taking it out the box.
k8greene wrote (see)
whereas I'll normally borrow from the library for free
UK - I used this guide for the walk-through and this is a good website for the images.
Obviously, any hacking you do will void the warranty, but I am more than happy to guide you through if you are unsure.
Another vote for a kindle from me - best pressie I ever received, Not sure I read anymore than I did but the beauty of it for me is that I still get lost in what I'm reading and forget that I'm looking at a screen.
It feels weird now going back to a normal book, which isn't good when youe day job is a librarian
And the hacking is pretty straight forward.
Intermanaut - Thanks for clearing that up, does now make me re-think the 3G version.
Kev - that's great about e-books from the library. I don't know why I didn't think to check that they did them.
Work gave me a generous Amazon voucher for Xmas so I think I'll spend it on that. Shame I won't have it in time for Xmas though
FF - I've asked the publisher and they've said they're undecided at this point. I'd like it to be, because it means it would be available to more people BUT it's out of my hands. I've given my permission for it to be.
And thank you for ordering it, hope you enjoy it.
Does the Kindle have a back light, or is it really like a normal book & you need a proper light source?
I've seen the cases with the lights - £50 from Amazon
Sometimes very early in the morning I can't sleep. The bf doesn't like it when I put on the bedside lamp at 4am so something a little less bright is good.
The ebooks from my local library aren't compatible with the Kindle Still think I'll get one though.
I got a £15 leather case from fleabay, does the job and you can now pick up a light for under a fiver or a case and a light for under £14
Thanks for the advice Bruce!
Never thought to try ebay, I was hoping for a purple one & they seem to have a half decent selection at a fraction of the price.