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Old 06-03-2011, 08:16 AM   #1
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Alternatives with 3G?

Are there any Ebook reader other than Kindle and Sony's Daily edition that has 3G?
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:20 AM   #2
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I believe the new Kobo Touch does as well.
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Really? The technical specification on Kobo's web site doesn't say so:

http://kobobooks.com/touch_tech
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:50 AM   #4
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The Nook Classic has a 3G version but I think it is getting harder to find.

I think that the Sony 3G only connects to the Sony store. To use the browser on the 950 you use WiFi.
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That's right. And it's a CDMA radio, so it only works in the US (which is probably why it's only sold in the US ).
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That's right. And it's a CDMA radio, so it only works in the US (which is probably why it's only sold in the US ).
Should work in Canada as well. Telus is still CDMA.
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Are there any Ebook reader other than Kindle and Sony's Daily edition that has 3G?
Pocketbook 903 and Pocketbook 603, too.
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Should work in Canada as well. Telus is still CDMA.
But would it "talk" to Telus without some sort of roaming agreement being in place?
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I believe the new Kobo Touch does as well.
No, I don't think so.

There's the iPhone or iPad and other tablets with 3G (and some with 4G) if you're not looking for an eink dedicated reader.
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But would it "talk" to Telus without some sort of roaming agreement being in place?
I honestly don't know, Harry. But I thought it had been sold here at one point. Not really sure, since even before Sony became the laughing stock of cyberspace, I wouldn't do business with them because of the whole rootkit thing.

But certainly now I wouldn't trust them at all. They seem totally unable to provide a secure website, and clearly don't learn from their mistakes.
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The 950 (and its predecessor, the 900) have only ever been sold in the US, to the best of my knowledge. The other models (currently the 350 and 650) are sold internationally.
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