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hanzj
May 22nd, 2012, 02:10 PM
Hello,

I have some questions for those who use the latest-generation Amazon Kindle 6-inch e-Reader (http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-eReader-eBook-Reader-e-Reader-Special-Offers/).

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Question 1: How good is Web surfing on the Kindle?
Q2: What websites can you surf to?
Could you, for instance, check your Gmail?
What about Google Maps?
Q3: Can it save web pages into the native Kindle format (whatever it is) or save as PDF (the way Google Chrome can)?

forrestcupp
May 22nd, 2012, 02:44 PM
Q1) It works, but it's a major pain in the backside to navigate, to the point of not even being worth it at all unless you absolutely have to.

Q2) Most basic web sites will load, in grayscale of course. You won't be able to load anything that uses Flash or anything else that requires 3rd party support. I can't say for sure, but I highly doubt if Google maps would work.

Q3) I don't know. I don't actually have one. I've just used my mom's Kindle enough to know it's not worth it unless you really need something.

Edit: I found out from another post that Google maps does indeed work. But they also gave a link to www.kindlemap.net (http://www.kindlemap.net/), which puts the Google maps in a Kindle friendly format.

hanzj
May 22nd, 2012, 02:48 PM
Thanks, Forrest