Should You Buy the 3G or Wifi Kindle?

by Michael on May 25, 2011 · 0 comments

As a followup to my post about whether you should buy the 3G or wifi version of the iPad, I thought it would be worth taking a similar look at the Amazon Kindle. If you’re in the market for a Kindle, you may be wondering if you should pick up the wifi or the 3G version. Well… Here’s my unsolicited opinion.


Much as I think the 3G iPad is the better deal, I feel the same way about the 3G Kindle that we picked up for my wife. Yes, it cost $50 more that the wifi-only version ($189 vs. $139), but there are no ongoing fees associated with the 3G service. That’s right – it’s free.

The fact that you can surf the web on your Kindle also makes that 3G connection extra droolworthy. No, you won’t be using it to watch the latest YouTube videos, but you can check e-mail, read text-heavy websites, etc. And you’ll never be without a book, as you can access the Kindle store from just about anywhere.


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