I had this for a while from a past SD deal. You can't compare it to modern tablets, but this is a good deal for someone in need of cheap 3g connection (think email and emergency web navigation while abroad). As for the traffic limit of 50mb month: considering how slow and how painful is to navigate the web using its "experimental" browser, you would have to be a very patient person to use all the 50mb (i never did).
still debating. the reviews for the seller show both positives and negatives for this particular one. ive never owned a kindle. from my experience playing w/ them, i'd prefer a keyboard one. any advice?
We went through 4 of them in a year, each one was replaced by Amazon under the warrenty. Then the screen went a few months after the last one was replaced. I've had better luck so far with the Fire and a newer version. Might still be worth taking the chance for the price.
I'm on my 2nd Kindle Keyboard (the 1st my toddler spilled water on, Amazon replaced it under warranty). The 1st was this generation (2), and my new one is 3 (renamed to the Keyboard). They are both awesome. Picked up one to replace my 3 when it craps out.
Oh, and I had my 1st one for almost 2 years when my son dumped water on it, never had an issue. I've had my 2nd one for over a year with absolutely no problems. I use it several hours a day reading/playing Scrabble, and regret nothing!
Can't comment on the damage. Honestly, I don't think I'd care if there was any damage to the case so long as the screen was good. I had one of these; paid retail for it and was super super happy with it. Eventually it was stolen; and I have since bought a paper-white.
The integrated backlit display of the paperwhite is really really sexy; but the touch screen mechanism gives a slight glare that wasn't present on this model.
If you like to read and can't afford/justify a new kindle purchase, I highly, highly recommend jumping on this. I also have prime, and the lending library feature is genuinely 'meh'. However, there are infinite classics in the public domain; and if you aren't morally against it, you can torrent thousands of books as well.
These things are *better* than reading on a book. They are just as easy on the eyes as reading on a book, but the thing is lighter, and you can read with one hand.
Not to mention, the free 3g saved my ass in Nicaragua one time when I was lost. The internet is slow, the browser is crap, but I was able to get information I needed. Free 3g in so many countries is sort of insane.
Tempted to pick one up and hack it into a modem; at this price I don't really care if I get shut down.
thanks for the enticing review, and most probably making me buy one..
trying to find a reason now to justify the purchase once I make it
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