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Old 07-08-2010, 04:50 AM   #1
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Kindle DX Experimental Browser in Österreich/Deutschland?

wie brauchbar ist der Kindle DX Experimental Browser in Österreich/Deutschland?

Beschränkt sich die Funktionalität auf Wikipedia und Amazon, oder kann man damit auf Webmail (gmail/yahoo usw) und andere Webseiten zugreifen?

Könnte man, z.B., Unterlagen vom Webmail auf den Kindle runterladen (.doc, .pdf, .mp3 usw), oder folgende Webseiten darstellen:
http://news.google.com/news?ned=de_at
http://derstandard.at/
http://global.nytimes.com/

Email Funktionalität und Text-Nachrichten lesen am Kindle DX sind mir die 2 wichtigsten Themen.

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Old 07-08-2010, 06:08 AM   #2
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wie brauchbar ist der Kindle DX Experimental Browser in Österreich/Deutschland?
I don't know German but will respond in English in case you can understand my response that way. I used Google Translation to understand your note.
http://www.google.com/language_tools?hl=en

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how useful is the Kindle DX Experimental Browser in Austria / Germany?

Limited functionality on Wikipedia and Amazon, or you can order to access webmail (gmail / yahoo etc) and other websites?
Not limited, except that you should not try to access large, complex sites with many images, especially larger images. In many cases, a site will recognize you are on a mobile device and will deliver you the mobile version of a website (as smartphones do).

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Could we, for example, documents from Webmail on the Kindle download (. Doc,. Pdf,. Mp3, etc), or display the following websites:
http://news.google.com/news?ned=de_at
http://derstandard.at/
http://global.nytimes.com/

Email functionality and text messages read on the Kindle DX are my two main themes.
I did not try the 2nd one. The first and third ones (special address for news.google.com that you gave and the global nytimes) do work fine and go into mobile-device version.

For those who have tried this before, Amazon has made response time much faster now for such text-focused access.

While there are about 56 countries enabled for the web-browser, the Austria and Germany product page show web browsing as not available. But in reports I've received after Amazon enabled 52 new countries, people from several countries, including Austria and Germany, are reporting that they DO have the web browser enabled.

This may be because of the new feature in the new software update v2.5.x which allows Kindle users to highlight a passage and then tell the Kindle to send it to friends at Facebook and/or Twitter.

See http://bit.ly/kwkweb

That includes comments from Austria and Germany though many are also in an Amazon forum message thread as well, and I counted them together.

To use the web browser and take advantage of links to mobile-device-optimized sites collected into a downloadable file acting as a 'book' see http://bit.ly/mobiweb

As for how these will look on a DX, I have photos of that using my OLDER Kindle DX at http://bit.ly/dxpics

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Not limited, except that you should not try to access large, complex sites with many images, especially larger images. In many cases, a site will recognize you are on a mobile device and will deliver you the mobile version of a website (as smartphones do).

.... While there are about 56 countries enabled for the web-browser, the Austria and Germany product page show web browsing as not available. But in reports I've received after Amazon enabled 52 new countries, people from several countries, including Austria and Germany, are reporting that they DO have the web browser enabled.
Dear Andrys,

Thank you so much for such a detailed response - the links and screenshots you included were very helpful. It sounds like the Kindle DX is perfectly adequate for going online from time to time to have a peek at the news headlines. You mention elsewhere that you use gmail with your Kindle - could I rely on it for simple email access while traveling internationally?

Thanks again!
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Hallo nach Wien!

Googlemail habe ich noch nicht ausprobiert, aber z.B. GMX-Mail funktioniert.
Der GMX-Server erkennt, dass der Aufruf von einem mobilen Gerät kommt, macht also von sich aus www.gmx.de schon m.gmx.de

Auf der Startseite ganz oben den Link um sich einzuloggen, ein wenig News und so sind auch drauf.

Anbei 2 Screens wie es ausschaut (Kindle 2)

Grüße aus München,
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Dear Andrys,

Thank you so much for such a detailed response - the links and screenshots you included were very helpful. It sounds like the Kindle DX is perfectly adequate for going online from time to time to have a peek at the news headlines. You mention elsewhere that you use gmail with your Kindle - could I rely on it for simple email access while traveling internationally?

Thanks again!
Yes, now you can. They have sped up the browser and eliminated some false error messages with gmail. The keyboard is not ideal, so that's more slowgoing than the web itself now. I cannot say that it is fun to do gmail on the Kindle, so I use it only for email I need to read and write.

You're right - it's meant for fast look-ups when you're out and are not near computer networks. I do use it to find recommended restaurants nearby and movie theaters and times, directions, etc.

But I certainly don't 'surf' on it :-) It's a tool, and I love that it's at no added cost.

People use gmail and hotmail. I had more problems trying to use yahoomail. Gmail is fine now -- but they have these 'threaded' conversations that can drive me crazy sometimes when I'm in a hurry.

They recenty changed it so that you can see your mail in normal mode too, I just read.

Good luck on your decision. It's not easy when you're so far away from the vendor and shipping and maybe custom fees can be so high.

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