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Old 10-14-2010, 07:53 PM   #1
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Hi everyone! Got my K3 a couple weeks ago, and bought it 50/50 to read and get on the web with 3G. Opened the browser and, and...

So I did some hunting around, and stitched together a web page to use as my home page. I've posted it at http://kinstant.com, and it links to Kindle-friendly websites - mostly sites made for mobile phones. Check it out and let me know what you think!
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:39 PM   #2
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Old 10-14-2010, 09:04 PM   #3
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Old 10-14-2010, 09:28 PM   #5
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Great job kinstant. kinstant.com is a keeper.

Now that 3.0.2 gives the K3 bearable browser speed, the key to usefulness is information, which you provide.

I just tried your news links and liked what I saw with the New York Times, BBC, and Time. The CNN link provided did not allow clean pages with large fonts, and once froze up on me. The question then becomes if there is any alternate url, direct or indirect, for this site. So I tried going to:

google.com/gwt/n

and putting in m.cnn.com with images suppressed. I ran into a Google error message there with a story. Then I tried using the google.com/gwt/n service again, but all I put in the web site block was:

cnn.com

This seemed to be the charm, and I now have a CNN bookmark on my K3 that works well. Further testing is welcome.

One question comes to mind: What is the url for my good CNN bookmark? I don't know because I don't know how to determine the url behind a K3 bookmark when the url was created by navigation. However, and this could be slightly different on the K3, here is the K3-friendly url I get when using the same process on my PC with the chrome browser:

http://google.com/gwt/x?u=cnn.com&no...UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

Here's another K3-friendly url I have bookmarked that you could add:

mobile.twp.com

This gives good access to the Washington Post.

I leave it to someone else to seriously compare this free access with paying $11.99 a month to Amazon for the Washington Post Kindle Edition. However, in case anyone from Amazon and/or the Washington Post is reading, here is my message: The internet has gotten me spoiled to the point where I expect my news to be up to the minute. The days when I would, in the Philadelphia train station, pay $1.25 for a twelve hour old Washington Post are gone. Forever. With no going back. If you want me to consider paying for the paper again, you need to not just be complete and perfectly formatted, but also to be up-to-the-minute. Until then, kinstant.com is my preference.

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Old 10-14-2010, 09:33 PM   #6
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Old 10-14-2010, 11:08 PM   #7
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:04 AM   #8
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Thanks Steve, for both the praise and the research. I've just replaced the CNN link with your Google-mobilized version - a much smoother download, if a bit less pretty.
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Welcome and thanks for kinstant.com, very useful.
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