Amazon Kindle 3G Scales The 'Great Firewall Of China'

Amazon's 3G enabled Kindle has managed to bypass Chinese government censorship measures, allowing users to access banned websites such as Facebook and Twitter.

According to the AFP, the South China Morning Post reported that the Amazon Kindle 3G is available through the Chinese grey market and is able to "scale the Great Firewall of China" effortlessly.

The online retail giant says that it is officially unable to sell the Kindle in China, as well as deliver its content.

The Kindle has managed to slip into China after a number of people smuggled them in after having had them delivered to addresses outside of the Mainland. One such seller has claimed to have sold 300 Kindles in China.

Several dozen Kindle's have appeared in Chinese auction website Taobao and are being sold at prices ranging from 700 yuan to 5,000 yuan.

The newspaper quoted several Chinese bloggers who are excited about Kindle bypassing the censorship measures.

One blogger wrote: “I still can't believe it. I casually tried getting to Twitter, and what a surprise, I got there.”