In the latest developments, Amazon came up with the clarification that the next generation 3G Kindle, the Kindle Touch 3G, will browse Internet only through Wi-Fi connection. Amazon made this declaration over the weekend.
By using 3G the users of this tablet can sync books and documents purchased but, anything outside Wikipedia can only be accessed through Wi-Fi connectivity.
Browsing Internet using Kindle was always on experimental basis on the Kindle, which, eventually, can be assumed to have failed as far as Amazon is concerned and because of this the Internet access of the Kindle Touch 3G has been restricted.
The official statement (opens in new tab) from Amazon reads “We apologize for the confusion. Our new Kindle Touch 3G enables you to connect to the Kindle Store, download books and periodicals, and access Wikipedia--all over 3G or Wi-Fi. Experimental Web browsing (outside of Wikipedia) on Kindle Touch 3G is only available over Wi-Fi.”
Available at the starting cost of $149, Amazon is offering subsidies in the 3G usage to its customers. The ‘Free 3G’ offer from Amazon doesn’t look that great after all because of these restrictions.