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Old 12-16-2007, 01:41 PM   #1
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Will the web searching function always be available for free?

Sorry! Another question I just wanted to know if the web browsing function on the Kindle will always be free. I know EVDO is supported at no cost but I had the impression that the current "web browser" is kind of like a trial thing? Am I completely off in left field? Or do you think at some point they will lock down the Kindle from surfing the web other than the Amazon bookstore...???
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They have said that access to Amazon and Wikipedia will remain free. They aren't certain if they can continue to offer unrestricted web access for free.

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The Kindle really isn't well-suited for web browsing. I think if you purchase it with that as a priority, you'll be disappointed. I'd far rather use my phone for that than the Kindle. The Kindle is a great reader and the EVDO access for getting content instantly and for searching is wonderfully convenient. It is not a UMPC.

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Thanks Alisa - I agree that it would not be the best for using as a web browser, but I thought if I wanted to look at other book sites for free ebooks (that aren't copyrighted) it would be nice to do it directly from the Kindle. I figured the feature of browsing the net would not be free forever Thanks again!!!
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Feedbooks.com (which IMO has very well-formatted free books) is working on making their site more easily accessible to the Kindle. Right now it's a bit cumbersome but I'm hoping soon it will be much easier.
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Feedbooks.com (which IMO has very well-formatted free books) is working on making their site more easily accessible to the Kindle. Right now it's a bit cumbersome but I'm hoping soon it will be much easier.
Yep a mobile version. In the meantime, as long as you add a single book through USB, you can still skip to some other book easily. Just click on the name of a book listed after the author's biography, or at the end of the book for recommandations, and it'll be downloaded on your Kindle.

I'll manually create a file with all of our books available for the moment while we're working on a mobile website, but it shouldn't take too much time to create the mobile website.
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I have a feeling that Amazon may keep it free. The novelty wears off quick, as it is not well suited for that job. So in the end I think most users will only use wireless for downloading content, and Amazon won't see any internal fears about wireless over use come true.
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