Isn't it the same except no qwerty keyboard - which I never use anyway? Think the display might be a tad smaller though. Am waiting to see their iPad killer in Nov though - current Kindle can then be farmed off to a deserving relative.
No the little navigate button just jumps between things you can click on - I order some stuff off Amazon but only bits that I really want - there is a vast amount of ebooks floating around on the internet - just go to kindle torrent search and download the torrent then drag and drop them onto your kindle when it's attached to your pc.
Lots of stuff simply isn't on Kindle - the Master and Commander series for example which I wanted - I have a bout 4,000 books on my laptop - best way to manage them is to load a selection of about 10 or 20 onto the Kindle at a time and work through them - you can load the it up to the max but it makes the Kindle very slow to respond.
Skintboy, hold off for a bit. I was reading a tech report the other day that rumours Amazon are bringing an even better tablet out in Jan/Feb 2012. Quite why they would introduce the Fire (apart from Xmas sales) then release an upgraded one so soon after is a mystery but then so is Amazon. Will try to find the report again and link it for you.
I have the 3g version and would not be without it. To be away in foreign countries without wi-fi and with the phone switched off due to cost of downloads, receiving the Times every day is just bliss. Equally, although slow, to use the web to catch up with BBC news or Facebook or e-mails is brilliant. By way of example I was sat in Kenya a few months back in the middle of no-where and still had the Times from switching on to reading in less than a minute.
It will be interesting to see how the Kindle Fire measure up now, as an upgrade may be on the cards.
the 3g is superbamundo.
even works in countries that try to stop kindle, and wont allow their lumpen prols to use it.
get your kit linked to your home credit card and away you go-works a treat.
there you are -reading what no one else can in the peoples republic of stoopid folks,smashing.