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Old 08-17-2010, 06:19 PM   #1
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Travelling with a Kindle DXG

Before setting off on a whirlwind tour of Europe, I bought a Kindle DXG, partly for the new clearer screen (I have a Sony 505) and partly for the free Internet access, which I hoped would work in most of the countries I visited - my home is Canada.

I was pleasantly surprised to find I had access in:
Germany
Denmark
Sweden
Finland
Russia
Poland.

The only country where I couldn't even get a cell connection was Belarus.

So not only did I take a hundreds of books with me (my last trip with paper books cost me more than the Kindle in excess baggage weight), but I could check my email and do some basic web browsing - very nice.

I was somewhat concerned that the reader would be damaged by being tossed around so much: I had it in a leather folder case and then in a Zeroshock 3 case which protected it well.
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:29 PM   #2
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:32 PM   #3
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That's interesting, thanks for the info. I'll probably never get there myself, but it's still good to know. And welcome to MR.
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:20 PM   #4
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Wow - that's weird. My DXG's browser doesn't work in Germany. (Which is a bit unfortunate, with me living there and everything... :-/ )

Up to now I thought the 2.5.5 firmware just wouldn't allow for browsing over here, but it seems to be more complex than that. Could it have anything to do with the country your Amazon account is registered to?
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:08 PM   #5
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I wonder if there is access in France, as I am going there in a few months and would like to bring my device.
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:25 PM   #6
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Wow - that's weird. My DXG's browser doesn't work in Germany. (Which is a bit unfortunate, with me living there and everything... :-/ )

Up to now I thought the 2.5.5 firmware just wouldn't allow for browsing over here, but it seems to be more complex than that. Could it have anything to do with the country your Amazon account is registered to?
Not sure - I'm registered to Canada. If anything, I didn't expect it to work in all the places that it actually did.
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Old 08-19-2010, 04:45 AM   #7
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I also have a DXG. In the first 2 or 3 weeks after its release I could browse the internet in France and The Netherlands. Nowadays the only site I can access is the English Wikipedia.

So I *guess* that browsing was restricted to Wikipedia EN in (Western) Europe.
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Old 08-19-2010, 06:50 AM   #8
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I have the KindleDXG international, I'm currently in Borneo and just bought 2 books with no problems. Reading is great and although I was worried a little bit about taking the kindle in my daypack , it actually works very well.

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